Thursday, November 19, 2020

It's the fuzz

Again this year, Wayne Police Department officers will be participating in Movember, an effort to raise awareness and funding to support men's health. During the month of  November, men are encouraged to grow mustaches (and beards as some have chosen) to raise awareness for the effort. The Movember Foundation focuses on issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, suicide prevention, and mental health. The Movember campaign helps remind police officers that as they have a duty to protect the community, they also have a duty to protect their own health, according to a prepared statement.
“We owe it to our friends and family to make our own health a priority,” the Facebook post continued. Anyone from the community can donate to the cause, by clicking on the blue “Donate to Team” button at Officers also supplied a photo of previous Movember efforts without the currently required masks.  Movember began in 2003 in Australia when 30 mates paid $10 to grow a mo-stache and dedicated the money to men's health. By 2006, an official charity had been established and in 2007, 134,171 people around the world participated and earned $21.5 million. The charity now funds 1,000 men's health programs and has donated $730 million to fund significant breakthroughs in scientific research.