Recently, hubby and I motored to Washington, D. C. for a dinner date with some Bison men and their wives. I call them Bison men because they all matriculated at the Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The bison is the school mascot.
I chose a fit and flare sleeveless dress to defy the heat dome that evening.
At this stage in our respective lives, it’s an excellent time for rekindling college friendships. With all four couples being empty-nesters, it’s now easier for all of us to make time on our schedules to get together.
I don’t really follow professional or college football, only until a major game or the Super Bowl. I realize that when a player is standing on the sidelines or sitting on the bench, they are not involved in the football game. I see many men are standing on the sidelines when it comes to their health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, research shows that many men only go to the doctor when they are sick.
Wearing Lafayette 148 NY Nouveau Crepe Rosalie Fit and Flare Black Dress with Boden Beatrice Calf Hair Leopard High Heel and Fashionphile Louis Vuitton Damier Sauvage Impala Mini Bag.
Now that we are in November, it is time to once again change the face of men’s health (pun intended). Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement through the Movember Foundation by raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
Breast Cancer ribbons aren’t the only way to bring attention to a women’s health issues–so is men’s facial hair!
Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of a moustache during the month of November for raise awareness of Men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other men’s cancers; and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
By encouraging men to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a healthier lifestyle since 2004.
1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Nearly, 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in 2012; approximately 28,000 men will die from the disease. The African American males need to get serious about prostate cancer. The prostate cancer statistics are especially alarming for African American males. African American men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and to die from prostate cancer than Caucasian men. The causes of higher rates of prostate cancer among African American males are largely unknown. Some studies found that even when income and education are controlled for African Americans, they still face higher rates of prostate cancer in the U. S., rates are 60% higher.