What is Movember? The aim of the Movember initiative is to raise funds and awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world. They are a transparent organization and have plenty more information available on their website.
How do I get involved? Sign up using the link below, and get your co-residents and preceptors to do the same! Then, throughout the month of November commit to moving (“Move”mber) by walking or running 60km. As another option, you can commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of November. The idea behind the increase in physical activity and/or the moustache is that they provide opportunities to engage in important conversations about men’s health with those around you, and thus help you raise funds!
Dr. Justin Dhinsa
Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice Residency Program