Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"Movember Event" @ Waldwick

Guest Post by: Josh Sussman (@WMS_Counselor
Waldwick Middle School Guidance Counselor



Gentleman of the Waldwick Community,

As you may have noticed, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   By wearing pink, there is increased awareness of this disease while funds continue to be raised.  

What many people do not know, is the month of November is dedicated to men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.  In order to raise awareness of these diseases, I am suggesting we join the Movember Movement and GROW MUSTACHES for the month of November. 

I have created a Waldwick Warriors Page and hope to get as many students and faculty members as possible to join.  Registration is free, and if you have any issues please let me know.  You do not need to participate in order to donate, and friends and family are welcome to join our team as well, it is open to the public.  

*Information about the Movember Movement:  http://us.movember.com/  
*An overview of the charity is found below---and I am including a link to display where all of the donations go..   
*Lastly, you can find our team page here:  http://us.movember.com/team/449897

Please shoot me an email or stop by if you are interested in joining and becoming one of my Mo Bros.  

--Josh Sussman 


OVERVIEW OF MOVEMBER
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Where does the money go????  --- http://us.movember.com/about/money/

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