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12 good reasons for your boyfriend to grow a Mo this November

by Laurence-Emmanuelle Bédard Published on November 3, 2014

It’s already November, or as we like to call it, Movember!

That’s the time of year when men are asked to grow a moustache to not only support the fight against prostate and testicular cancer, but to promote men’s physical and mental health, so we encourage you to get your guy to join the movement. If he needs a little convincing, these 12 reasons ought to help!

1. Any man who lives long enough will eventually develop prostate cancer.

​2. Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in 15-35 year-old males.

3. Only 1 in 4 Canadians engage in the 150 minutes of weekly exercise recommended by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

4. 70% of men’s health problems are considered preventable through regular physical activity.

5. Mental health problems affect more men than women; 3 in 4 suicide victims are men.

​6. 510,000 men commit suicide every year.

7. The Movember Foundation is a global charity that has raised more than $633 million and created over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity, so his efforts will not be vain!

8. Men who can’t donate can still support the cause by growing a moustache (be it fat and thick or fine and stubbly) to spur conversations about men’s health.

​9. November is the one month of the year where no one teases men about their moustaches!

​10. Women can also support Movember by becoming Mo’sistas. They can talk about the movement, donate or, if they’re really bold, put on a Sharpie or fake moustache!

11. Oh and Ladies, if your man decides to sport a moustache this November, at least you won’t have to worry about him getting cruised!

12. Tell him you’ll fall in love with him all over again on December 1st when he shaves his Mo off!

​Source: Université de Montréal medical students

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