It’s that time of year again! Facial hair begins to show up on some of the cleanest cut faces. It’s Movember and people are growing mustaches to support and raise awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer. Southie resident and UMass Boston Professor Dave Levy will be one of those people rocking a mustache this month.
For the past five years he grows a mustache every November and raises funds for the Movember Foundation. “I love being a part of Movember! It’s a great way to be involved in something that doesn’t often get discussed. It’s not just about growing goofy mustaches; it’s about interacting with a group of people who I know are committed to raising the awareness of men’s health and who have an awful lot of fun while doing it,” says Dave. Dave also ran the the New York City Marathon in 2013 and raised money for the Movember Foundation. Way to go, Dave!
If you would like to support Dave and his ‘stache you can visit: http://mobro.co/levydr
Has this inspired you to grow one? Visit https://us.movember.com for the rules and how you can sign up! Whether you grow one or not, you can still show your support by making a donation!
The scoop on the Movember Foundation:
- The Movember Foundation is the global charity raising funds and awareness for men’s health.
- Since 2003, the’ve empowered millions of men and women to join the global men’s health movement. Through the moustaches grown, the connections created, and the conversations generated, they’ve raised $650 million and helped fund 1,000 breakthrough men’s health programs in 21 countries.
- Movember started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003. It is now seen around the globe every November 1st – 30th, with campaigns in 21 countries.
- Funds raised go towards supporting innovative world-class men’s health programs supporting our four key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. To date, the Movember Foundation has helped fund 1,000 men’s health programs.
- Then Movember Foundations invests in research and health services that contribute to less men dying from prostate and testicular cancer and to improve the quality of life for those that live with the disease, both physically and mentally. They also invest in projects that encourage men to be physically active and get them to move more.