Edge Environment’s monthly ‘Make More Good’ donation sends $300 to a worthy cause nominated by a staff member. In November 2020, Edge’s Director, Mark Siebentritt, chose Movember to be the recipient.
It was in the early 2000s when I first heard about Movember. It sounded like fun: grow a moustache with your friends and work colleagues and raise some money for a good cause!
Unfortunately, men aren’t the best at talking about their own health problems let alone doing something about it. But in the years since starting, Movember has grown to become a beacon for raising awareness about men’s heath. Through the work of the Movember Foundation, they’re funding programs on men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Since starting in 2003, 6,263,923 Mo Bros and Mo Sisters have signed up in 20 countries (and counting) having funded over 1,250 men’s health projects. I find that when I grow a mo it provides an opportunity to start a conversation with both men and women about men’s health.
If growing a moustache isn’t quite your thing, there are other ways to get involved by supporting someone who is or getting involved with other fundraising activities. As they say, you can mo your own way!