You don't have to be a man to participate in Movember!
Did you know that you can be a mo sista?
Not all of the participants in the movember movement are men!
Most people think of movember as the month in which men grow moustaches to raise funds and awareness for prostate health. But in fact, the movember movement is about much much more!
Two Australian men started the movember movement way back in 2003. They, and a number of friends grew 30 moustaches that year. Since then, Canada joined in 2007, and Canadians are now part of 5 MILLION mo bro's and sista's that participate every year.
Funding raised through movember campaign is used to support men's health in a variety of ways:
Promoting research and awareness of prostate cancer
Promoting research and awareness of testicular cancer
Providing research, awareness, and access to mental health centers
Providing research, awareness, and access to physical inactivity resources
Here in Canada there are a number of places the movember campaign has provided funds to. These include:
TrueNTH: improving physical and mental health in men living with prostate cancer
HealthyDads.Ca: an e-mental health psychoeducation for expectant first time fathers who are at risk for mental health problems
These are just two examples of the many places where movember funds go to help our Canadian men.
For the rest of the month I'll be featuring men's health conditions and commonly used herbs used to treat them on the blog
That's all for now!
Thanks for reading
Dr Kendra Clifford ND