Joining the Movember Movement
I know the official Movember month has come and gone, so forgive my tardiness. But this year, thanks to a little challenge thrown down during an after-work happy hour, I joined in the Movember movement this November.
While the growth on my face wasn't all that appealing (see image at right!), the cause most certainly is. And like Breast Cancer Awareness Month in all its pink glory has become an astonishingly effective advocacy vehicle for breast cancer charities, Movember has been taking on a life of its own in a similar fashion, promoting awareness and advocacy of men's health, particularly prostate cancer.
The mustache Movember challenge between a co-worker and I may be over, but it's never too late to help the cause. Visit the Movember website and its men's health partners — the Movember Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation — to learn how.
And while you're at it, use the idea behind Movember as inspiration to find creative ways to get the word out about your organization and its cause, which can only help you raise those funds. Feel free to share your ideas or your organization's advocacy campaigns in the comments section!