Each November I grow a mustache to support the Movember Foundation. This global charity is committed to helping men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, and physical inactivity. My goal is to raise at least $500 in support of this cause and I hope you will join me!
The state of men’s health is in crisis.
- Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years.
- Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50.
- Three-quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year.
Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives.
That’s why I join the Movember foundation each year to raise funds that will make a difference for men’s health. Your donations will help fund world-class programs that are saving and improving the lives of men.
Men are far more likely than women to neglect their oral health. Many are unaware of the critical connection between oral health and overall health.
As a dentist, I am committed to helping men take the steps to achieve healthier, happier, and longer lives. I hope you will join the movement to help improve men’s oral health.