Earlier this month, you may have started seeing men in your life sporting the beginnings of a patchy moustache. Whether it looks like a Tom Selleck, Charlie Chaplin, or somewhere in-between, it’s pretty likely he’s sporting the ‘stache in support of Movember.
Movember started 15 years ago when two friends in Australia decided they were going to bring back the moustache to the fashion game. They convinced 30 of their friends to grow moustaches along with them, with the talking point used to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health.
Since then, Movember has grown into a global movement, inspiring support from more than 5 million men and women, and having helped fund 1200 men’s health initiatives worldwide. The Movember Foundation addresses some of the biggest health issues that men face, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. They are determined to stop men from dying too young, and want to guarantee that they live happier, longer lives.
They’re doing this by making the commitment to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and cutting the number of men dying from prostate or testicular cancer in half.
The stats don’t lie. Worldwide, a man dies by suicide every minute. In Canada, approximately 75% suicides are men. What’s more, on average, men die six years younger than women. The Movember Foundation has made it their goal to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%, by focusing on three core areas:
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Mental health and suicide prevention
They want to empower men and give them the facts that change their behaviour for the better. Giving men the tools to change their behaviour for the better, creating services that work for the community, in order to better advocate for men. The Movember Foundation achieves this mission by supporting innovative research, and supporting and running awareness and fundraising activities throughout the year that get men ad the larger community to talk about men’s health and encouraging them to take action.
This year, we want to support the Movember Campaign the best way we know how: By customizing apparel. Throughout the month of Movem—sorry, November, we’re promoting a sweet discount to any of our patrons who customize their apparel with us and use the exclusive Movember code.
Create a cohesive, polished look for your organization or team with custom tshirts. Our graphic artists expertly render your custom designs. Put your spin on a tshirt, build up your brand identity with your company logo printed on shirts, or make team tshirts pop!
Make a splash on the field or off with customizable water bottles for your team or employees! Put a unique spin on your water bottle or camelback when you get in touch with one of our talented graphic artists.
Winter is coming and, as such, you’ll want to cozy up in our knitwear. Treat yourself to a new toque, mittens, or scarf, so you’ll still look fashionable when you’re in layers.
Build up your brand or make your promotional material pop with Rogue Star. Choose from our bestselling line of promotional products and put your individual spin on any promotional item. Whether you want new pens with the company logo, or simply want to make a few mugs for your team of hardworking employees, you can make these design dreams a reality with us!
Support Movember with Rogue Star and save a few dollars. You won’t even need to grow a ‘mo.