One in seven men living in the U.S. today will develop prostate cancer. A man dies from prostate cancer every 19 minutes even though prostate cancer is nearly 100% curable if caught early.
These statistics inspired Boulder Community Health 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. 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 Movember 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 - Mo Sisters - also play an important role in generating conversations about Movember and the health risks that men face.
Sign up for our BCH team at https://us.movember.com/register. After you register, search on and join MoBoulder Community Health.
Movember Grows With MOVE: A New Way to Participate in 2015
Of course, Movember will always be about Mo Bros growing manly moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues, especially prostate cancer. But this year, there’s a new way for men and women to get involved in the cause. It’s with MOVE — a 30-day fitness challenge.
The challenge is to MOVE every day of Movember – 30 MOVEs in 30 days. How you MOVE each day is up to you. Whether it’s working out on BCH’s new fitness path, walking 30 minutes to work or taking an epic bike ride, no MOVE is too big or small.
Register for the challenge at https://us.movember.com/register
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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