The Mo Grows

We are well into the month and I wanted to give you an update on my Mo!

After 2 solid weeks I am pretty impressed with my stache – I think that you will agree
The Mo Grows (1)

As part of a pretty awesome team I would have to say that our leader Thomas is also doing pretty fantastic!

So, I have grown the Mo and now if you don’t already know it is up to me to tell you what Movember is really all about. Other than just some pretty funky facial hair!

Did you know?

• 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
• Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young Canadian men aged 15 – 29 years
• 1 in 5 of Canadians will experience a mental health problem each year
• 3 out of 4 deaths by suicide are men
• Moving on a regular basis can reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%

Whenever I used to think about Movember I would always think about Cancer awareness, I am so glad that we are also talking about Men’s Mental health! Movember wants men to live happier, healthier and longer lives by investing in 4 key areas: Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Poor Mental Health and Physical Activity. Having a recent injury I was asked if I wanted anything for the pain and recall hearing stories where individuals when get meds for the pain but ended up being addicted and having a difficult time getting off of the prescribed medication. Physical injury can lead to physical inactivity and if you do not have a strong support system your mental health may suffer.

I hope that when people see my mustache they will spark a conversation to bring awareness to men’s health – I would also love it if they donated to the cause HERE

In case you have not entered yet we are also giving away a Thomas and Friends Celebration on Sodor Set – so go check that out HERE

Thanks everyone – your support is appreciated!

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