Make your move this November with Movember, by growing that Mo’stache to raise awareness for men’s health issues, such as testicular or prostrate cancer, which affect a significant percentage of men around the world. It was 13 years ago when brothers Adam and Travis Garone and friend Luke Slattery decided to unfurl the conversation, that is typically seen as taboo since it is an illness that affects a man’s masculinity. To do so, they influenced their circle of friends to sport a moustache for the entire month of November.
The conversation surrounding cancer that targets a sensitive area for men is not easy. Dr Lee Lui Shiong (Chairman, Singapore Cancer Society PCAM 2015 Organising Committee and Consultant, Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital) recognizes the challenges faced by Singaporean men in finding out they have testicular or prostrate cancer:
Not all men accept the diagnosis and treatment readily, and some decide to pursue non-conventional therapy. This is not recommended as it may lead to a compromise in curative outcomes. For men who have undergone conventional therapy, they may find initial problems with either continence or potency. These issues are, fortunately, temporary for most patients.
All through November, there will be a whole slew of activities to raise the profile of Movember, such as a Gentlemen’s Soiree, MOVEmber Bootcamp Class by Yoga Collective and more. Tomorrow, a morning rave in salute of all things healthy will be happening at Kyo where workouts (supported by Virgin Active), juice shots and the beats of DJ Lindo Martinez will get you all pumped for the day ahead.
Movember Morning Rave
7 – 10 am
Kyo: 133 Cecil Street, #B1-02, Keck Seng Tower, Singapore 069535
Tickets at $30, available here