On Saturday, months of planning and fundraising for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research will finally come to frution with Eat Too, Brutus. From one tailgate, awareness (and some money).
The power of awareness cannot be measured like dollars for research. The ubiquity of the pink ribbon has done wonders for breast cancer awareness, which leads to earlier diagnosis that produces more treatable patients, better outcomes and saved lives, all independent of dollars raised.
If you're having trouble drawing a parallel to this type of proactivity, changing attitudes and habits around men's health issues, it's because you can't. The women's health movement is light years ahead of the the men's. And that's why Movember was created.
As October is the month of the pink ribbon, November is the month of the mustache. Movember is about wearing your support for men's health issues right beneath your handsome beak.
If you'd like to make it official, on or before November 1 you can register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face - there's an Eleven Warriors Movember team that you're welcome to join.
Think of your mustache as a pink ribbon you wear for a month, except that it's to raise awareness around cancers that affect men, most specifically prostate cancer.
If you'd like to make it official, on or before November 1 you can register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face - there's even an Eleven Warriors Movember team that you're welcome to join. Join our team, donate and grow a mustache for 30 days.
Or just join our team without donating or growing. It's all about awareness. I'll be 'staching out in November, and when people ask me why - I'll tell them.
You'll notice that all of the men and both of the ladies of 11W are on board. Resta assured; our ladies will not be growing mustaches - they simply support the cause.
Beyond the awareness that Movember generates, funds raised in the US support prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. The money raised is directed to programs run directly by Movember and its men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, which you probably know as Lance Armstrong's Foundation.