The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember. Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start November 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.
At EPIC Information Solutions, we have challenged more than 30 of our male employees to grow a moustache in support of a great cause – raising awareness and funds in support of research for the number one cancer affecting men. Our goal is $5000 raised by the end of the November in support of this worthy cause.
Team Site: http://ca.movember.com/mospace/589070/
Movember website: http://ca.movember.com/
National Denim Day
“Wearing jeans has never been so important!”
In May 1997, the CURE Foundation inaugurated NATIONAL DENIM DAY, its main fundraiser. This event is held annually on the Tuesday following Mother's Day. Businesses, organizations and institutions across Canada are encouraged to allow employees, members and/or students to wear denim and receive CURE’s ‘pink flower’ ribbon in exchange for a suggested $5 donation. The Foundation also welcomes matching donations from corporations who wish to support their employees’ contributions to the fight against breast cancer. According to statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society, 23,200 new cases of breast cancer in women and 180 new cases in men were diagnosed in 2010. Of these, 5,350 proved to be fatal.
- ICTAM - www.ictam.ca
- West Broadway BIZ - www.westbroadwaybiz.com
- Royal Winnipeg Ballet - www.rwb.org
- Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce - www.winnipeg-chamber.com
- Manitoba Chamber of Commerce - www.mbchamber.mb.ca
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Winnipeg - www.bigwinnipeg.com
- Winnipeg Jazz Festival – www.jazzwinnipeg.com
- Habitat for Humanity - www.habitat.mb.ca
- Siloam Mission - www.siloam.ca
- CancerCare Manitoba - www.cancercare.mb.ca
- Canadian Cancer Society - www.cancer.ca/manitoba
- MacDonald Youth Services - www.mys.mb.ca
- Kidney Foundation of Manitoba - www.kidney.ca/Page.aspx?pid=277