Some of you may know about Movember. For the ones who don’t know ; Movember is a word created with combination of “moustache” and “November”. This is an annual activity which happens in during each November to increase awareness of men’s health problems especially like prostate cancer. In this period, Movember participants are growing their moustaches to support this concept through donations.
I have seen this activity in Copenhagen first time in my life in this month, I found it useful and also a bit funny. You can see many creative moustache types around city. It seems this activity is a good tool to increase awareness of men for health issues, you can see some statistics from http://dk.movember.com as below :
- 67 % of Movember participants recommended others to go see a doctor
- 20 % of Movember participants went to see their doctor
- 70 % talked about men’s health issues
- 43 % became more aware and educated about the health risks they face
The research shows that participation in Movember does encourage men to proactively engage in the management of their health. However, findings also highlighted that some men had ignored an issue rather than taking action, seeking support or going to a doctor.
Based on my search about history of Movember, I found that since 2004, Movember Foundation charity has run events in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States. (wikipedia)
I believe that if you are man in these countries and would like to try some different type of moustaches design to make sure which one is better for you, November is your month ! You will not receive why, how, until when questions from your friends.. :)
Enjoy Movember !