Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November, Now Officially Known as Movember

Eric, Day 1
“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 funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.”

Movember, is a great cause that Haband’s very own Eric Seader is participating in raises funds and awareness for men’s health issues.  While their goal is overall men’s health they do focus on prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.  I did a Q & A with Eric to find out more about this cause and why he is participating:

Why are you participating?
I am participating because I believe it is a fun way to raise funds and awareness for a great cause. From my own experience, men have a hard time discussing their health issues and avoid going to the doctor even when they think something may be wrong.  I think my moustache, as it begins to grow, will be a great icebreaker to start conversations about the awareness of prostate and other male cancers as well as overall men’s health.

Have you done this before?
This will be my first time participating as a “Mo Bro,” but I donated to the cause the previous 2 years.

What is your goal?
My primary goal is actually not a financial one. Men are 24% less likely to go to the doctor than women. If I can get my friends, family, and co-workers to go in for their annual checkup, I feel like I have met my goal.

I am also looking to raise funds for the cause so that awareness can be raised worldwide throughout the year and so that we can continue to work towards a cure for all types of cancer.

What kind of mustache are you aiming for?
This will be the first time I’ve tried to grow a moustache, so I’m not sure how quickly it will grow and how it will look. My favorite moustache style is the “Rollie Fingers”, but I don’t think it will grow fast enough in a 30 day period.

We at Haband believe this is a great cause and stand behind Eric 100%!  Be sure to check back as we are making a time lapse video of Eric's mustache and will update you on his progress. If you would like learn more here’s a link to the Movember Site: http://us.movember.com/about/

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