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BECOME A "KICKS 96 MO-BRO" AND RAISE AWARENESS FOR PROSTATE CANCER AND OTHER MENS HEALTH ISSUES

GROW A MUSTACHE!!!

Kicks 96's Buddha, Steve Baker and Sean McNally will spend the entire month of November growing and grooming their musatche's to help raise awareness for prostate cancer and other men's health issues. 

 

Buddha, Steve and Sean encourage you to begin November cleanly shaven and grow only a mustache (no goatees or beards) throughout the entire month of November.   They also encourage you to visit the Kicks 96 Mo-Bro homepage  and join the Kicks 96 Mo-Bro's team.  There is no cost to join although you are free to make a donation to the men's health organizations that they support including the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Livestrong Foundation and more.  If you become a Kicks 96 Mo-Bro, please feel free to share your experience on your own Facebook or Twitter pages and encourage your friends, family and co-workers to join the team and become Mo-Bro's too! 

Visit this page and follow Kicks 96 on their Facebook and Twitter pages to see photos of Buddha, Steve and Sean's musatches and for more info on their fight against prostate cancer, a disease that will affect 1 in 6 men.  1 in every 36 men will die from prostate cancer.  

THE RULES OF CONDUCT AS A KICKS 96 MO-BRO  [from the official Movember website]

  •     Once registered at us.movember.com each mo bro must begin the 1st of November with a clean shaven face.
  •     For the entire month of November each mo bro must grow and groom a moustache.
  •     There is to be no joining of the mo to [one's] sideburns (that’s considered a beard).
  •     There is to be no joining of the handlebars to [one's] chin (that’s considered a goatee).
  •     Each mo bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.

 


A FEW FACTS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER  [from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age 75. Prostate cancer is rarely found in men younger than 40.

People who are at higher risk include:

  •     African-American men, who are also likely to develop cancer at every age
  •     Men who are older than 60
  •     Men who have a father or brother with prostate cancer

Other people at risk include:

  •     Men who have been around agent orange
  •     Men who use too much alcohol
  •     Farmers
  •     Men who eat a diet high in fat, especially animal fat
  •     Tire plant workers
  •     Painters
  •     Men who have been around cadmium

Prostate cancer is less common in people who do not eat meat (vegetarians).

A common problem in almost all men as they grow older is an enlarged prostate. This is called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. It does not raise your risk of prostate cancer. However, it can increase your PSA blood test results.
Symptoms

The PSA blood test is often done to screen men for prostate cancer. Because of PSA testing, most prostate cancers are now found before they cause any symptoms.

The symptoms listed below can occur with prostate cancer, usually at a late stage. These symptoms can also be caused by other prostate problems:

  •     Delayed or slowed start of urinary stream
  •     Dribbling or leakage of urine, most often after urinating
  •     Slow urinary stream
  •     Straining when urinating, or not being able to empty out all of the urine
  •     Blood in the urine or semen
  •     Bone pain or tenderness, most often in the lower back and pelvic bones (only when the cancer has spread)

 

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