The Beards of Yakabuski


November is grow-a-beard against prostate cancer month

leading to thousands of men sporting 'fine moustachery'

By John Yakabuski, MPP
Special to True North Perspective

John Yakabuski is the Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament for the Ontario riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

On Movember 1st, guys start with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

This year, I will be growing a moustache in support of Movember to raise funds for prostate cancer research. You can see my progress so far in the picture attached.

Funds from Movember have helped enable Prostate Cancer Canada to begin the development of a national research strategy, accelerate the world’s most promising research and enable game changing projects that will lead to improved patient care and treatments. Additionally, Movember funds have enabled PCC to start a comprehensive survivor support program that includes the current Prostate Cancer support groups nationwide.

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