A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Oh geez, the month is almost over! Did you know that it’s Movember?
While the ladies get the highly publicized month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Save the Ta-Ta’s!), the Gents definitely take the proverbial cake for going about men’s health awareness in a far more creative way. November is Movember, a time to reflect and inspect. Balls.
The Movember movement has an amazing website and donation system set up. Teams and individual persons (ladies, too) sign up to raise money for awareness, education, and research. Guys get their whiskers growing all month in a physical display of their support.
So, in the efforts of finding a geek related team to support, what can be geekier than a team developed behind the Geek Squad counter, and Star Wars based? Ladies and gentlemen, that’s right, Stache Wars is on the board to raise funds. The crew includes a guy nicknamed “Lando” (apparently due to a darker complexion compared to his friends) and “Han Cholo”. If Obi-Wan was a real guy, he’d go with this team, and he already was sporting the hermit beard.
If you would like to make a donation, we highly suggest going through their team. You can view their Mo Space HERE
In all seriousness regarding men’s health and cancer, here are a few stats posted from the Movember website.
- Evidence suggests that about a third of the 571,950 cancer deaths expected to occur this year 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.
- 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 in 2012.
In this last week of Movember, if you’re part of a sci-fi themed team, reply in the comments section below with a link to your Mo Space, and we’ll get a running list of links to direct people to your page.