PRLog - Nov. 7, 2012 - WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- It’s Movember, the time of year when the mustache takes over the world for one month. Movember is the global men’s health charity that encourages men to grow a mustache for 30 days to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.
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HDPT’s co-founding partners, Ed Harding, PTA and Glenn D’Addario, MSPT, DPT are joining the cause this month. Ed and Glenn began their month-long journey clean-shaven and we will be documenting their growth journey on our Facebook page. Follow them at: www.facebook.com/
Why is Movember so important?
*In 2012, more than 242,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 28,000 men will die from prostate cancer.
*One new prostate cancer case occurs every 2.1 minutes.
*A man dies from prostate cancer every 18.6 minutes.
*Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer.
*The incidence rates for prostate cancer are significantly higher in African American men.
*Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.
*97% of prostate cancer cases occur in men age 50 and older.
*1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, 1 in 3 women will be.
*1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
*Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 34.
*1 in 270 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer during their lifetime.
According to Movember.com, each mustache grown generates 2,413 conversations about men’s health in person and online, during November. In 2011, 855,203 people participated in Movember raising $126.3 million for men's health.
This year, HDPT has formed an official team fundraising page to collect donations. Join their team and donate directly at:
Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health through the power of the mustache, by raising awareness and funds for men’s health initiatives. Since 2003, more than 1.9 million participants have raised over $299MM for the cause, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. Movember funds are used to support a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in the areas of awareness, education, survivorship and research. For more information please visit www.movember.com.
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