Raising Awareness Of Men’s Health Through Facial Hair

During their lifetime, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is projected that nearly 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer in America in 2013. Yet, awareness and advocacy on behalf of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other men’s health issues tends to lag behind the worthy causes of breast cancer and women’s health.

Some of our IT employees show off their Movember mustaches.

The international Movember campaign encourages men to grow mustaches in November to increase awareness of men’s health issues and to spur fundraising efforts to help fight prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other men’s health issues. Women are also welcome to get involved.

A group of our employees show their support for Movember causes.

A number of our employees grew mustaches and other facial hair in November and raised funds to help advocate, support and increase awareness of men’s health issues. Some of our Marketing employees even held a mustache judging competition.

We support increasing awareness and advocacy for health conditions impacting North Dakotan men and women of all ages. Ask your doctor if you are in need of a health screening to detect a serious health condition. In many cases, early detection and timely treatment can help make the difference.

Here are some resources to help you learn more about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and other men’s health issues.

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.