Movember Growing in Thunder Bay

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Thunder Bay – November, 2010 – Movember, the month formerly known as November, aims to change statistics by creating a global focus on cancers affecting men.

Movember is the world’s largest charity event raising funds for cancer affecting men-specifically prostate cancer.  Each November, Movember invites men across the globe to grow moustaches (or “Mos”) while raising funds and awareness to forever change the face of men’s health that will aim to reduce the number of preventable male deaths by cancer. The moustache becomes the hairy ribbon for men’s health and the guys growing them become a walking billboard for 30 days. The growth of a new moustache sparks hundreds of conversations about the seemingly taboo topics of men’s health and prostate cancer. Women who take part the campaign act as ambassadors for the “Mo”, as “Mo Sistas”, spreading the word and showing their support for the men in their life.

In Thunder Bay, hundreds of men are participating in the global event. Many have registered online at www.movember.com , and are raising money for Prostate Cancer Canada. The participants along with many others, will be celebrating their “Mo” on Friday November 26th with the official Movember Mo’ Party, dressing to the theme and style of their oustaches.

The event will take place at: Shooters Tavern, Memorial Ave,

Friday Nov 26th, 8pm.  Prizes, live DJ, $5 admission proceeds to the Movember Foundation in support of Prostate Cancer Canada.

All are welcome to attend.

Understand the facts about Prostate Cancer:

  • Rates of prostate cancer in men are comparable to breast cancer rates in women, with a man being diagnosed with the disease every 2.7 minutes.
  • According to recent findings, men are 40 per cent more likely than women to die from cancer due to the simple act of putting off doctor visits and failing to lead a proactively healthy lifestyle.
  • 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed.
  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • The World Health Organization projects that in 2010, cancer will become the leading cause of death globally, surpassing heart disease and stroke.
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