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Movember is Here… And We’re Bringing Back the Moustache!

By Jonathan / Nov 01, 2014

This November marks the 4th year in which AppHelp will have a motivated and extremely “stacherrific” group of individuals raising funds for Movember.

For the next 30 days, our Mo Bros are committing to growing, grooming, trimming and waxing their upper lipholstery, and in doing so becoming walking talking billboards for the cause. Like a run or a walk for charity, THE MOUSTACHE is the ribbon; the symbol by which Mo Bros generate conversations, awareness and raise funds to change the face of men’s health.

MEN’S HEALTH: A HAIR RAISING CAUSE

This cause is close to our hearts for many reasons, notably, that avoidable mortality accounts for 74% of premature deaths among men. The reasons for the poor state of men’s health are numerous and complex, and include: Lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues men face

  • Men not openly discussing their health and how they’re feeling
  • Reluctance to take action when men don’t feel physically or mentally well
  • Men engaging in risky activities that threaten their health
  • Stigmas surrounding mental health (1 in 5 Canadian men will experience an anxiety disorder during their lifetime)

Our MoBros and our MoSistas are raising funds and awareness about the most common cancer affecting men globally and to encourage men everywhere to be aware and take care of their health. Last year, we raised over 10k and we have lots in store for this year’s edition to raise even more. Fundraising activities include a company-wide Ping-Pong tournament, an executive breakfast, where Radialpoint Execs prepare delicious pancakes and waffles for the staff, a Mo Sistas bake sale, and the end of month Mo Party, where all are welcomed to attend the awarding of the yearly “Man of Movember”. Radialpoint matches every dollar that our employees’ donate.

If you would like to help our team, you can make a donation on our official Movember page!

Happy Movember!