The Spokane Shock have joined the Movember movement to support men's health and the fight against prostate cancer. During the month of November, the Shock will be raising awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives as a part of the Movember campaign.
funds raised by the Movember campaign are directed to programs run
directly by Movember's partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and
the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are
supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line
with the strategic goals set forth in the areas of awareness and
education, survivorship and research.
To join the Shock's Movember team, visit www.mobro.co/spokaneshock today!
OVERVIEW OF MOVEMBER (taken from http://us.movember.com/about/)
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.
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.
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.
the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry
and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one
of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for
MOVEMBER - A GLOBAL MOVEMENT (taken from http://us.movember.com/about/)
its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to
become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros
and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New
Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the
Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In
addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the
campaign and men's health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai,
Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in
matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change
established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate
men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge,
thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and
In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $126.3 million USD.