As we are well into the month of November, on the streets of Toronto the onslaught of stubble can be seen growing, filling out what will be well groomed full moustaches and beards. If you have not already heard about Movember it’s a month where awareness is brought to men’s health. As a show of solidarity and to raise funds the Movember Foundation made November their month to bring on the moustaches and beards for men (and women).
Quoting the Movember Foundation:
“(t)he state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.”
Startling? Absolutely! There are things that everyone can do. Want more information? Get involved in the movement by checking out the Movember Foundation website at https://ca.movember.com/news.