04 November, 2016
This November, our Northbrook office wants to raise awareness around a cause that is often overlooked – men’s health. More men are dying at a younger age than ever before (with an average life expectancy of 76), and more men are being impacted by cancer now than in years passed. With so many men and families dealing with things like prostate cancer, we feel it’s important to bring awareness to maintaining and supporting men’s health in a fun and collaborative way. Kevin Jankiewicz, one of the Sales Managers for our Northbrook site, introduced the “Movember” challenge to the office in 2014. The “Movember” challenge is simple but leaves a large impact – by growing out their mustaches, men are raising funds and awareness for men’s health. Not only does this challenge ignite conversations around men’s health, but all proceeds will go to Movember.com, which donates 76% of all funds to helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives. Last year, employees raised $1,100, and this year we’re hoping to raise $2,000. This year we’re also going to post before and after pictures of our employee’s growing out their mustaches, so stay tuned if you want to see their progress! We’re really looking forward to this year’s “Movember” challenge and all of the funds we hope to raise.