Livestrong receives $6.2 million to expand services in time for Movember
June 14, 2013
Each November, people across the globe might notice more men with beards and mustaches than they did in previous months. These guys might be participants in Movember, a competition during which they let their facial hair grow out to raise awareness for testicular and prostate cancer. They hope to garner donations for the movement and each year are largely successful.
The nonprofit, also called Movember, recently gave a $6.2 million donation to the Livestrong Foundation to support the group's cancer services and develop new programs, a Livestrong blog reported.
The news source detailed that this expansion will allow free information to be delivered to interested parties on the phone or online, add fertility services for those who are affected by cancer, offer financial assistance programs for numerous procedures and many other aims.
Because approximately half of all men will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point, the blog said, the foundation is dedicated to making life as easy as possible for patients and their families.
Livestrong was established in 1997 by former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong as a way to help those who suffer from a variety of types of cancer.
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