Did you know growing out a mustache can help educate and raise awareness about men’s health issues? The Mo you grow over the 30 days in November not only shows your support of the movement, it offers fundraising opportunities to support men’s health programs, too. Can’t grow a Mo? ‘Stache your smoothie with our free Movember Mustaches printable below!
Here’s some background info on how Movember began and why men’s health awareness is so important.
More on Movember:1
1. In 2003, Movember is born in Melbourne, Australia, when two friends, Travis Garon and Luke Slattery, decided to revive a fashion trend – the mustache.
2. Realizing their mustaches were conversation starters, Adam Garone, Travis’s brother, saw the opportunity to turn Movember into a fund-raising campaign for prostate cancer.
3. Things got global in 2007. Movember launched in the USA, Canada and Spain in partnership with Prostate Cancer Foundations and Charities.
4. In 2009, with the help of Movember funding, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center identified over 25 different kinds of prostate cancer.
Men’s Health Quick Hits:
1. Women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventative services than men.2
2. Men have fewer infection-fighting T-cells than women.2
3. 47.4% of men do not meet the federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity.3
4. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, and cases are expected to almost double by 2030.4
Smoothie King cares about our bros’ health, too. Join us and get in on the Mo Revolution by being part of a “MoBro” Team or donate at http://mobro.co/smoothiekingstacheteam. You can create a MoBro profile and participate by growing your mo (or sporting a printed one!) and collecting donations.
How will you support men’s health this month? Get started now!
Simply enjoy with your favorite smoothie to encourage others to get involved. Don’t forget to show your Mo with us by tagging @SmoothieKing!
2. Mens Health Network: http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/menshealthfacts.pdf
3. CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201506_07.pdf
4. Movember Foundation: https://us.movember.com/programs/cause