No Shave November
What is "Movember" or "No Shave November"?
"Movember" or "No Shave November" is an opportunity for us to take a moment and raise awareness and funds to help support the health of our men; our brothers, our fathers, our sons, our grandfathers, who all too often don’t ask for the help themselves.
Men face an ongoing health crisis in the U.S. and often little attention is specifically focused on these issues.
For example, prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men, will impact approximately one in nine men in the U.S. and more common in communities of color, yet our men are not getting the screening they need to save their lives. A simple blood test can detect prostate cancer years before it spreads and turns into a deadly disease into a treatable condition.
Our goal is to help men get medical access, education and the mental and emotional support they need.
Be an Ambassador for Change
We invite you to become an ambassador for Memorial Movember!
As an ambassador you will refrain from shaving for the month of November. Encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to join you and/or contribute funds on your behalf.
Encourage your colleagues, friends and family to make a contribution to Men’s health, and let their facial hair loose to support! 100% of the proceeds raised in this Memorial Foundation fundraiser will be used for programs and services related to men's cancer health and wellness at Memorial Healthcare System.
Prostate Cancer Facts
- More than 3 million men in the U.S. today are prostate cancer survivors.
- About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 6 Black men.
- If caught early prostate cancer can be readily treated.
- A simple, inexpensive blood test which should be checked in all men starting at age 55 or younger for some men can save lives.
More than Prostate
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men.
- Too often these men either don’t have insurance or don’t appreciate how important diagnosis and treatment is and many men delay visits to the doctor which results in growth and spread of the disease.
Hypogonadism or low levels of testosterone can result in:
- Depression, decreased energy, decreased sex drive, muscle mass and deterioration of bone health.
- Simple blood tests and replacement strategies can alter lives.