Agree or Disagree: The “Movember” is effective in supporting men’s health issues.


Today is Monday, November 4.  As of Saturday, many males became clean-shaven to grow various styles of mustaches to raise funds for mens health issues like prostate and testicular cancer.

If you are Canadian, you would be happy to know this. With 120, 540 participants, Canadians have raised $3,949,327. This is followed by the United States with $3,702,990 dollars and 154,792 participants and United Kingdom with 187, 748 participants  and $3, 047, 819. The list is in Canadian dollars and can be found http://ca.movember.com/leaderboards/

The total I would like to point to you is at the bottom right hand corner of the page. The total raised across the world for this monthly campaign is $15, 128, 493. In Canada, Movember is saying that 87.1 percent of the funds are committed to programs prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. In the United States, it’s 83.1 percent. This can be found on their website. http://us.movember.com/about/money

In  2012,  Canada’s Movemeber campaign raised $42 million dollars. In the United States, it was $21 million dollars. Needless to say, the campaign has been successful.

Many of you will participate and or support this campaign in many different ways. You might give, your company might give, or you as a family might give. You could be a person that has been impacted in a personal way. Do you think this campaign has been effective in it’s goal? Why or why not?

 

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