Each year in November men from around the world grow a mustache for one month to raise awareness and funds for mens health. The campaign that is run since 2004 is also known as Movember (a portmanteau of the words moustache and November). Up to now, 4 million moustaches were grown worldwide helping to raise over $ 550 million donations, movember.com reports.
Arthur, a Canadian-Armenian who joined the campaign this year, told that although he didn’t help to collect donations, his moustache attracts much attention and he hopes this will make more people be aware about male-specific cancers, such as prostate cancer.
About 1 out of 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and approximately 300,000 die each year. In the United States it is the second cause if death for men (umber one still being lung cancer). Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer survive it, in case of early detection the survival rate is nearly 100%.