This is a sponsored post and I was compensated, but all opinions are 100% mine.
Ever since I’ve heard about Movember and the reason behind it, I’ve always supported it by shaving my beard and letting it grow back throughout the month without shaving. Movember is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as depression in men, prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be conscious of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Now that I’m in my late-30s I know that I have to be more aware about my health. One of the things I have done near my birthday is a yearly check-up because if there’s something wrong I want to catch it before it’s too late.
Earlier this year, I learned the importance of taking care of myself when I lost my father the night before the Super Bowl. One of the things he always took care of was his health, but the last couple of years in his life his health had declined. Since he passed away I’ve seen the toll it has taken on my mother because she relied on him so greatly. My family relies on me just as often as my mother depended on my father and the thought of that is heartbreaking. I know that I’m not alone because pretty much all fathers and husband feel the same way, so we all need to do something about this. As an African-American male, I know that we have a lofty risk of diabetes and have high cholesterol, so spread the word to start living a healthier lifestyle, find ways to help spread the word and check out my previous post to see how you can get more involved. #LennoxMovember
Remember from my previous post, to help Dave Lennox to raise money by visiting his site: https://monetwork.co/lennox and for more details also.