10/26/15

The ‘Pink Ribbon’ Men Deserve



Men with mustaches are more likely to make history
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You might have noticed how in plenty of my posts are about the importance of men taking care of themselves and dealing with some of the health issues directly liked to men in general. In truth, how can you be there for others if you’re not there at all? So, as we are in the final stretch of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it might be appropriate to remind everyone that November, or should I say Movember, is right around the corner. I’ve been participating in it for the last 2 years and this year plan to go all out on it and, to be honest, you should too.

“What’s Movember?” you ask. Movember is an annual event where men channel their inner Magnum P.I. and grow a mustache throughout the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as depression in men and male specific cancers such as prostate cancer. Think of it as the Pink Ribbon for men. Their mission statement?

Change the face of men’s health.

The story of Movember’s origin is rather simple. All it took was a couple guys in a bar, discussing what they could do to help others, proving that all it takes to be a good man is wanting to be a good man and being willing to take the action good men do. Australians and their ‘Mateship.’ Showing what being a brother is all about. Today? The Movember Foundation is a worldwide organization with chapters all over the world.

This year, Movember has added in a new campaign, to MOVE. They realized that one of the biggest health risks men face today is the fact that few men are willing to get off that couch and actually do something about their well-being. Who would have guessed that not getting off that couch ass is bad for you?

If you’ve always wondered what you would look like with a mustache or have always wanted to grow one, yet were worried about people’s reaction…

If you just want to have an excuse to switch around your look or just want to help spread awareness about the health issues men have…

Or simply if you think that a mustache is a lot cooler than a simple ribbon…
 
Let it grow out this coming month. Channel your inner Magnum P.I. Tell you friends, sign up, and pledge. If you want to donate without making a full profile, you can donate through us in the  Being Caballero Mo’ profile. We will be working with The Order of the Wolf, group founded by members of the Order of Man.

And remember that, as Peter Griffin so aptly said, with a great mustache comes great responsibility.