You may have noticed a lot of men sporting facial hair this month. The month of November is known as “Movember” to raise awareness for men’s health.
Held by the Movember Foundation, the Movember movement is a fun and innovative way to raise money and get men to take action for their health. During Movember, men are challenged to grow a moustache or to make a commitment to get active and take the MOVE Challenge as they raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues.
Supporters can create their own donation page at Movember.com and encourage friends, family and colleagues to donate to their efforts. Over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas will grow a moustache for the month or commit to 30 days of physical activity.
New for this year, The Movember Foundation encourages men and women to be active all month and spark a conversation around men’s health. This year, Maytag and the Maytag Man have joined the Movember movement.
Maytag has pledged $15,000 to The Movember Foundation. Follow the Maytag Man on Facebook and Twitter during the month of November and watch the Maytag Man’s moustache grow. As the embodiment of the dependable Maytag appliance, The Maytag Man, known for enduring ‘physical activity,’ knows the importance of staying active.
“We are happy to have a relationship with an organization that does so much for men’s health,” says Brendan Bosch, Maytag Senior Brand Manager. “Maytag has always been an advocate for empowering men and women’s issues, and we jumped at the opportunity to bring more awareness to Movember’s cause by having our adored brand icon, the Maytag Man, get involved in an engaging way.”
The Movember movement, which started in 2003 with 30 moustaches, has grown into a global community that has raised more than $650 million and is currently funding more than 1,000 year-round programs across the globe. Its work is saving and improving lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
Why not join the fun! Visit Movember.com and take the MOVE Challenge. Commit to spending 30 minutes or more each day during the month of November engaged in physical activity. Walk to work, take a bike ride, enjoy a hike or play ball in the back yard.
Men, create a Movember donation page, grow that moustache and invite your friends to do the same. Encourage your family, friends and coworkers to donate to the cause.
Be sure to follow the Maytag Man on social media too. He’s working hard to grow for the cause during Movember as Maytag and the Maytag Man make a difference in the health of men around the world.