During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts. Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.
Learn more by visiting us.movember.com today!
Courtesy of Movember
OUTDOOR CHANNEL'S MOVEMBER
DONATE $5 -- And you can win Wildgame Nation host Matt Busbice's Toyota Truck! *
Wildgame Nation host Matt Busbice wants you to donate to Movember charities! By donating only $5 to the Outdoor Channel's team page from now until November 31, you'll be entered to win a Wildgame Innovations Grand Prize pack consisting of Matt's 2008 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Truck, filled with the following free products**:
Evolved Harvest Seed
Wildgame acorn rage and feeder fat
Two big 40 gallon feeders
One case of cameras
One halo rangefinder
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN
Check out the official sweepstakes rules page HERE
For mail-in entry information, click HERE
- Go to https://www.movember.com/us/donate/payment/team_id/428677
- Select "JUST TO THE TEAM" when prompted how you would like your donation to appear.
- Donate at least $5 to Movember.
- DO NOT click on "Keep this donation private" or "Keep my donation anonymous". (Because then we won't know who you are if you win)
- Fill out all the required info (make sure to input a valid email address so we can contact you)
- Hit Pay button
Only one entry/donation of at least $5 is eligible for the sweepstakes.
Good Karma Alert -- Give more than $5!
* comes with a little bit of rust and dent in the bumper. For real.
** Please see sweepstakes rules for alternate entry and legal information
Matt Busbice, host of Wildgame Nation
This is a picture of my late, Great Uncle Don who actually fought one of the horrible diseases we are trying to raise money to fight. He was like a second grandfather and dad to me growing up and it means a lot for me to be able to honor him this Movember with what Outdoor Channel and the Movember Foundation is doing.
Don Martin Rea (1933 - 2003)
Born and reared on the Rea Family farm and was the third of six children.
He attended Central Missouri State College where he studied Agriculture. He went on to the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in Pensacola, Florida where he completed his flight training. He took his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant in 1963 after serving in the Korean War.
He worked for Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he flew for 13 years. He was able to travel all over the country and many parts of the world as a pilot with PHI. He then went into upper management as a Base Supervisor at several Gulf Coast locations and eventually Supervisor of Scheduling at the Main Office in Lafayette. He retired in 1999 after 42 ½ years of service.
Don had many interests including, spending time with his family, being outdoors, and all sports. He particularly enjoyed golf.
In 2000, he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. He battled the disease with surgery and radiation for 3 months at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
He died on February 12, 2003 from a thoracic aneurysm at the age of 69. It was said in his eulogy that he lived by the Proverb, “Let another praise thee and not by thine own lips.”
Kandi Kisky – Host, Whitetail Freaks
Last January, my father-in-law Donald Kisky was diagnosed with Stage 3 prostate cancer. He has always been a strong man and always very conscience about his health. Never smoking or drinking. After being diagnosed, he was very proactive to fight. He searched the country for one of the best doctors for prostate cancer. In New York City a doctor by the name of Dr. Samodi was who he contacted. After his appointment they came up with a plan and did robotic surgery. This is a less invasive surgery and quicker recovery. This doctor was so great he checked on my father-in-law throughout the year and when his PSA level started to climb he immediately scheduled radiation. He has just recently finished 39 radiation treatments and the doctors are confident that he will make a full recovery. Being a avid outdoorsman and now proactive about mens' health, he even got my husband, Don, to go get checked. There are so many men that refuse to go to the doctor. But early detection is so important. We are proud to work with Outdoor Channel for Movember. It's so important to get regular exams. Don and his dad always shared the woods together whether it was coon or deer hunting. So go get checked!! For more information on Dr. Samodi and robotic surgery check out http://www.roboticoncology.com/
PARTICIPATE IN MOVEMBER - RULES
Now that you've entered to win Matt's truck -- the fun begins. Real Outdoor Channel fans are registering for Movember, starting clean-shaven on November 1 and growing glorious moustaches (no beards or goatees) to spread the word for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
REGISTER TODAY at https://www.movember.com/us/register/ or join Outdoor Channel's team at http://us.movember.com/team/428677
GET INVOLVED IN THE MOVEMBER COMMUNITY at http://us.movember.com/mo-community/
- The average life expectancy for men is five years fewer than women (presently 77 years old compared to 82).
- 1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women, will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
- Evidence suggests that about a third of the 571,950 cancer deaths expected to occur will be related to obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, and thus could be prevented.
- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
- In 2012, 242,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed and more than 28,000 men will die of prostate cancer.
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 35.
- 8,590 men will be diagnosed with the disease and 360 will die.
- 6 million people die every year from tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. One person dies every six seconds.
- 1 in every 13 men will develop lung cancer.
- While not as common, men can get breast cancer. About 2,140 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among men and about 450 men will die from the disease.
- More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the US.
- An estimated 13 million or 11.8% of all adult men over the age of 20 in the US have diabetes.
- Approximately 76.4 million men and women in the US have high blood pressure- 1 in 5 do not know it.
- About 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, and blood pressure tends to rise with age.
- Researchers estimate that at least 6 million men in the United States suffer from a depressive disorder every year.
- Four times as many men commit suicide compared with women.
- 24% of men are less likely to go to the doctor compared to women.
Find out more statistics and learn practical mens' health tips by visiting http://us.movember.com/mens-health/