$7.7 million raised for prostate, testicular cancer in November
May 31, 2013
Men seem to have numerous reasons for growing facial hair. On top of actually liking the way it appears or it being the favored look of a significant other, many guys grow out their hair when they're supporting sports teams or other initiatives.
This includes a November push every year to make people more aware of the dangers of testicular and prostate cancer, in an event known either as No Shave November or Movember. Many times, men like to be sponsored to grow out their mustaches and beards, and they then put the money raised toward research.
This was the case in late 2012. The Prostate Cancer Foundation recently announced it received a $7.7 million from global health charity Movember. This brings the nonprofit's total donations to $18 million over numerous years.
"We are grateful to be partnered with Movember. What started out as a quirky idea among friends has turned into a global phenomenon," foundation President and CEO Dr. Jonathan Simons explained. "No other organization in history has been this successful in moving the awareness needle and bringing in more dollars to support much needed research for prostate cancer and men's health."
Hopefully, this will help to bring more discussion to the subject. As singer Dan Hill told IF Press, even Movember doesn't get a lot of guys talking about the real risks, but the funds should help to spur more attention to the cause.
Foundations and organizations that provide annual funding might benefit from nonprofit accounting software, which can help board members audit funds and make sure the correct amounts are being distributed to various programs each year.