One in six men living in the U.S. today will develop prostate cancer. A man dies from prostate cancer every 15.6 minutes even though prostate cancer is nearly 100% curable if caught early.
These statistics inspired Boulder Community Hospital to form a team in support of MOvember — an international movement where men grow moustaches in November to raise awareness of and funds for men’s health issues, especially prostate cancer.
MOvember Awareness, Education and Survivorship
Funds raised during MOvember support men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. These programs, directed by the MOvember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, and research that has an everlasting impact on men’s health.
How it Works
On Nov. 1, the first day of MOvember, men start out with clean-shaven faces and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom a MO (slang for moustache), raising awareness and funds along the way. These “MO Bros” effectively become walking talking billboards that prompt conversations. When friends or family ask about the moustache, a MO Bro has the chance to explain MOvmeber and raise awareness of men's health issues, especially prostate cancer.
While growing a MO is left to the men, women who participate in MOvember also play an important role in generating conversations about MOvember and the health risks that men face.
Show Your MOvember Spirit!
During MOvember, we’d love to see your MO photos! Upload them to BCH’s Facebook page.
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