Happier, healthier and harier

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Movember is all over and Mo Bros and Mo Sistas once again raised money to help health issues affecting men of all ages.

This was Sealy News sports reporter Cole McNanna’s fourth year growing a mustache, havin’ fun and doin’ good things, and he said he was lucky enough to enlist the help of his editor, Joe Southern, who helped the Sealy Staches raise over $400 to fund research projects tackling prostate and testicular cancers as well as mental health and suicide awareness.

Since 2003, the Movember Foundation has funded more than “1,250 health projects that help prolong, improve or straight-up save men’s lives,” the foundation stated in its month-end, wrap-up story.

This year alone, a few project highlights made major strides in improving men’s health issues and were not confined to only this country.

Down under, in Melbourne, Australia, two trials are underway looking at Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) Radiotherapy and its role in seeking out and destroying cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

“In remote Indigenous communities of North Canada, suicide rates are among the highest in the world,” the wrap-up states. “Movember-funded Circumpolar is a land-based project that aims to improve the mental health of Indigenous boys and men through teaching traditional skills and strengthening ties to cultural heritage.”

On top of that, “a urine test can better predict whether or not a man is likely to need treatment for his prostate cancer within his next five years,” they said.

For more information on their mission and to find out where your money is going, click the “Our work” link under the about us tab at Movember.com or visit MoTeam.co/SealyStaches to donate during any month of the year.

“All in all, we thank everyone who donated to fund these projects that will help our brothers, fathers and husbands live longer, healthier lives, our mustaches truly appreciate it,” McNanna said.

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