Monday, November 11, 2013

Grow A Mo?

Have you noticed an increase of men growing mustaches lately?  During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of mustaches on men's faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, (slang for mustache) vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a mustache for the 30-days of November, and asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new mustaches, these "Mo Bros" bring much needed awareness to men’s health issues by prompting conversations wherever they go. 

With the high potential of all men being challenged with prostate cancer, farmers are no exception. I often think dairy farmers take better care of their cows, than themselves. There are no "paid sick-days" for farmers. Healthy or not, the chores still need to be done. So why not be proactive and get that routine health exam?

Did you know...
  • More than 90% of all prostate cancers are discovered while they are either localized (confined to the prostate) or regional (nearby).
  • The five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate tumors discovered at these stages is nearly 100%.
  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer.
Whether you, or your fella, is a farmer (or not), please consider routine health exams.  Your cows will thank you :) 


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