HD Physical Therapy Celebrates 'Movember'
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The following was provided by HD Physical Therapy:
It’s Movember, the time of year when the mustache takes over the world for one month. Movember is the global men’s health charity that encourages men to grow a mustache for 30 days to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.
HDPT’s co-founding partners, Ed Harding, PTA and Glenn D’Addario, MSPT,
DPT are joining the cause this month. Ed and Glenn began their month-long
journey clean-shaven and we will be documenting their growth journey on
our Facebook page. Follow them at: www.facebook.com/HDPhysicalTherapy
Why is Movember so important?
•In 2012, more than 242,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and
more than 28,000 men will die from prostate cancer.
•One new prostate cancer case occurs every 2.1 minutes.
•A man dies from prostate cancer every 18.6 minutes.
•Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men after skin
•The incidence rates for prostate cancer are significantly higher in
African American men.
•Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.
•97% of prostate cancer cases occur in men age 50 and older.
•1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, 1 in 3 women
•1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
•Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the
ages of 15 and 34.
•1 in 270 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer during their lifetime.
According to Movember.com, each mustache grown generates 2,413
conversations about men’s health in person and online, during November. In
2011, 855,203 people participated in Movember raising $126.3 million for
This year, HDPT has formed an official team fundraising page to collect
donations. Join their team and donate directly at:
Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health through the power
of the mustache, by raising awareness and funds for men’s health
initiatives. Since 2003, more than 1.9 million participants have raised
over $299MM for the cause, with official Movember campaigns taking place
in 21 countries. Movember funds are used to support a broad range of
innovative, world-class programs in the areas of awareness, education,
survivorship and research. For more information please visit