Is your upper lip feeling fuzzy? It should because it’s mustache growing time — it’s Movember 2017!
“Movember,” aka the month of November, is when City Dads Group joins three other fatherhood friendly organizations in putting down our razors in effort to sprout a living awareness ribbon under our noses to promote the cause of improving men’s health.
The Movember Foundation is a leading global organization committed to literally and figuratively changing the face of men’s health. It challenges men to grow mustaches (or, for the facial hair challenged — exercise daily) during the month to spark conversation and raise funds for research into prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men’s mental health issues and suicide prevention. Since starting in 2003, the organization has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to help fund more than 1,200 men’s health projects, according to its website.
City Dads Group, starting with its founding NYC Dads Group outpost in 2011, has raised more than $100,000 in direct donations and sponsorship matches in the past five years with our fellow #MovemberDads mustaches partners. To help us, click the link below:
Want to learn more about Movember and the men’s health causes it supports? Check out a few of these Modern Dads Podcasts from the past:
- Discussion of depression and other mental health issues with three City Dads Group members
- Interview with Dr. Jed Diamond, founder of MenAlive founder
- Interview with J.J. Owens, Movember Foundation director of development
- Interview with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, founder of suicide prevention organization the Carson J. Spencer Foundation