Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”

By encouraging men to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, Movember encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Be a part of the Movember movement! Grow out your facial hair all throughout the month of November and when people ask you why, let them know you are raising awareness for men’s health, including prostate cancer. Ask your colleagues to donate money to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago in your honor. Many employers will match contributions as well!