Mamalode's Digital Director Leland Buck spent a few minutes talking to Mark Fewell, Global Chief Marketing Officer with the Movember Foundation.
Mamalode is partnering with Movember all November long with our theme "Boys".
Since 2003, Movember has been raising money and starting important conversations with men about their health. Early on the focus was largely on prostate and testicular cancers, but that focus has grown to encompass issues of mental health and suicide prevention. Over 500,000 men commit suicide each year around the world. That's about one man every minute. Movember is committed to changing that.
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If you are interested in joining or supporting Team Mamalode this Movember, you can do so here. If you want to encourage Leland to shave the mustache he grew for Movember 2014 but never shaved, you can do that here.
For an interesting history of Movember, check out their history page here: https://us.movember.com/about/history
For more information about the men's health issues the Movember Foundation are working to address, check out their page on Men's Health here: https://us.movember.com/mens-health/general and be sure to follow the links to the individual pages about Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, and Men's Mentral Health.
For a dramatic illustration of the problem of suicide in men globally compare rates of suicide between men and women in different countries at suicide.org.