Things get a little hairy around the office starting November 1 of each year, as team members raise funds (and grow moustaches) to help change the face of men’s health.
Odlum Brown team members started participating in Movember in 2009 and have proudly continued supporting this initiative each year. Movember focuses on raising awareness of mental health and suicide prevention among men, as well as for prostate and testicular cancers. Movember is an annual employee-driven initiative that engages Odlum Brown team members at all levels of the firm in the growing of a “mo” (moustache) and/or raising valuable funds for the organization.
Clean-shaven faces make a reappearance on December 1, and we are very proud of the effort and commitment of our team members in supporting this cause each year.
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What did you to get involved?
“In 2014, I lost my grandfather after a long, hard-fought battle with prostate cancer. He was important in my life, always full of joy and happiness. I got involved with Movember for the first time that year as a way to remember him and to help raise awareness for this disease and all other men’s health issues. I know he would have gotten a laugh at my attempt at growing a moustache!”
– Travis King, Portfolio Manager, Vancouver
I got involved with Movember after seeing a presentation about how many men deal with both mental and physical health issues. I support many causes, but this one really spoke to me about how easily I could help raise money and have fun for such an important cause. Beyond the great fundraising, the added bonus of Movember is the feeling of camaraderie you get throughout the month of November with your Mo Bros!
– Sam Jiwani, Vice President, Director, Business and Technology Solutions
Originally I participated in Movember to see if I could grow a moustache, and from there it grew on me – literally. My favourite part about Movember is that it encourages conversations about health, and the moustache is a great excuse to get people talking. On a personal level, I hope to see both current and future generations be more aware of their own physical and mental health.
– Darren Price, Vice President, Finance