IN SEVERAL countries around the world, thousands of men are growing mustaches this month to raise awareness about men’s health issues, in particular, prostate cancer.
Once registered, the men start the month of Movember clean shaven and then wax, shape, and groom their way into becoming a walking, talking billboard for the often-ignored issue of men’s health.
I had my own scare with this issue two years ago during my company aviation medical exam. My doctor discovered that I had an abnormally shaped prostate, which started a 14-month investigation into my prostate.
After too many procedures and digital exams, the best doctors that I could find decided that I did not have cancer, just a funny shaped prostate. I feel very lucky and thankful.
This life event certainly served to raise my awareness of this disease that affects so many men. Please take the time to make a small donation in support of finding a cure.
For more information, visit my Movember donation page at http://mobro.co/mikeholliday1. Thank you.
Mike Holliday of Kirkland is the commander of the Civil Air Patrol's Overlake Squadron. He can be contacted at email@example.com.