(Via Laughing Squid)
Here at TMB, we’re all about equality! Last month we did a post on Breast Cancer Awareness Month and decided it would be appropriate to support Movember too! So, what is Movember?
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Movember moustaches were first grown in Australia back in 2003 and since that time word of Movember and its men’s health messages have spread across the globe.
(Via Movember HK)
Movember aims to support a variety of men’s health issues, which include prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that affects men. Family history and lifestyle can add to the risk of getting this type of cancer and is typically a very slow growing tumor. There are a number of ways to prevent prostate cancer, which include:
1. Getting regular digital prostate exams and blood tests
2. Arranging yearly physical exams, especially men aged 40+
3. Not smoking
4. Eating and drinking healthily
What’s great about this charity is that it’s global, which means anyone can get involved whether it be growing a moustache or holding a charity event. It also allows women to get involved by raising money too! The charity has created an online community full of Movember members called Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. So, what can you do? There are various ways to help! First and formost, you can register on the site (it’s not too late!) or if you’re not a Hong Konger, then register on their main site. For tips and updates, follow the charity of Twitter or Facebook, and most importantly… donate, which will improve facilities available to cancer patients and fund research.
There’s a number of Movember-related deals swimming around Hong Kong, including our friends at Mostaccioli Brothers in Soho, who has a deal on for all Movember participants! Head down to get all day happy hour and they are also donating 10% of all baked mostaccioli dishes sold this month to the Movember charity! Grow a moustache, create an event, get sponsored and raise awareness!