Movember is almost upon us, the month formerly known as November, which is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces around the world, all in the name of men's health. During Movember Canadians band together in teams within their industry to create a network challenge at Movember.com
. These networks create a fun and competitive environment that showcases the collective achievement of the industry while raising awareness and funds for men's health, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. To date, $175 million has been raised in Canada.
Oct. 13, 2015, Toronto - In 2014, the Toronto Fire Services was a part of Movember's Great Canadian Fire Challenge Network with 86 members. Lead by acting captain of Toronto Fire Services and Mo Bro, Gordon Chabot, the team raised $13,882, and had fun doin' good with fundraising activities that included direct donations, an annual challenge between Toronto Fire and Toronto Police, T-shirt sales and a shave-off party.
"Movember is effective, fun and impactful. It also supports causes that affect many firefighters," said Gordon Chabot, team captain of Toronto Fire Prevention. "Emergency responders have a stressful job, which affect both our physical and mental health. Growing moustaches together helps strengthen our bonds and gives us the opportunity to work together to make sure all men take better care of themselves."
Regina Professional Firefighters were also a part of Movember's Great Canadian Fire Challenge with 75 team members.
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