It’s been two weeks since Jim Sinclair and myself, Craig Lindsay, joined the Movember craze and decided to refrain from shaving our upper lips. At this stage, it’s fair to say we both look as though we have caterpillars crawling across our faces. And I can tell you, sometimes it feels like that too.
At least we are not alone in our facial hair progression. Thousands of men across B.C. and the world have taken up the Movember cause, which is to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer.
Some facts from www.movember.com: one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime; one in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime; Occurrences of prostate cancer in men is comparable to the rates of breast cancer in women; Men of African or Caribbean descent are 65 per cent more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian-American men.
All funds raised go to Movember’s men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada.
To donate to Jim and Craig’s Movember page go to www.mobro.co/castlegarnews.