October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the branding for it is the most visible of any organization. There are pink gloves and shoes in the NFL, I saw a pink garbage truck AND a pink port-o-potty. It's gotten to the point that if you see pink, you know exactly what it indicates, and that's fantastic.
Lesser known is that November is National Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Movember & Sons is hoping to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. Rather than a ribbon or a color, they've decided to ask participants to wear another identifier; a mustache. They call it MO-vember. Positive Spin is sponsoring a team and is looking for team members to raise awareness and funds. Men and women are both needed for this team. I want to raise $5,000 for prostate and testicular cancer and need your help.
If you are a man, start clean shaven on November 1 and start growing a mustache and maintain it for the full 30 days of November, or as they call it MOvember. Participation from women is extremely important and Movember and Sons a page on how women can help raise awareness and participate. The key here is that these visible symbols give an icebreaker to start the conversation on these serious health issues.
With your help, we'll meet our goal and be steps closer to raising awareness and money to fight prostate and testicular cancer. This all starts November 1st, so get signed up and figure out which mustache you're going to grow or wear!