“Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation.

How to get involved: Sign up using the link below, and invite your preceptors to do the same. Then, throughout the month of November, commit to moving (“Move”mber) by walking or running 60km over the month. 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!”

Abbotsford-Mission Movember team page here.

Thank you for your time,

Dr. Justin Dhinsa
Abbotsford-Mission Family Practice Residency Program

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