What if growing out your moustache could actually be cool and save lives? This November is the month to get involved. Since its creation in 2003, the Movember Foundation has worked to raise money and awareness regarding men’s health. Indeed, 1 in 8 men will get diagnosed with prostate cancer at one stage in their lifetime and 2 300 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in France. These numbers have been increasing for the past 50 years drastically. The reason is the lack of self-awareness among young men, especially 25-45 year olds.
The deal is to shave all facial hair (even your head if you are feeling brave enough) at the begining of November and to let it grow during the month. The money you would normally spend on your grooming routine can be donated to the foundation.
For those up for a more extreme challenge, you can put your moustache up for sale! Whoever is the highest bidder will get to choose which colour you dye your facial hair or can even shave it into a funny shape. The money raised from the challenges can also be donated. If you cannot grow facial hair, whether you are a woman or even a hairless man, you can still participate by wearing a fake moustache or even a wig of some sort.
On the 1st of November, we hope to have every SCAN student participating but of course everybody is invited to join us and raise awareness for the cause.
Aurélien Bil : “This year, I have never felt more up for the challenge!”
Please find enclosed the link towards Movember Foundation’s website and more specifically, the donation page for the SCAN team : http://mobro.co/scaninsa
Charlotte Arnould & Chloe Browne