GUEST VIEW: Thankful for Movember and male cancer-research message
Published - 11/24/12 - 08:07 PM | 7150 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
During this time of year, we often give thanks to those who have touched our lives and the events that have helped shape who we are. This year, San Diego resident Chad Little and other men around the world have chosen to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer research by growing mustaches in part of a statement known as Movember.

Movember mustaches are a way to show solidarity and raise awareness of men’s health issues. The goal each year is to “change the face of men's health.”

Movember started in 2004 in Australia and New Zealand. The Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events every November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.

In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the top 100 NOGs (non-government organizations) in the world.

If you had to pass on growing a ’stash this year, you can still support the cause! Visit and make a contribution today. The life you save could be your own!

I want to thank you all for remembering all that is good and strength to make a difference. God bless.

-- Walter Ruskin is an occasional guest columnist and writer for the San Diego Community Newspaper Group.

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November 28, 2012
Movember started in 2003 in Australia, not "Movember started in 2004 in Australia and New Zealand"
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