A “Movember” Focus on Men’s Health at WP Engine
If you felt like you saw an influx of mustaches throughout the month of November, you weren’t going crazy—chances are it had something to do with Movember.
Founded in 2003, Movember is an annual fundraiser that encourages men to “change the face of men’s health” by ditching their razors for 30 days to raise money and awareness for issues such as anxiety, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide.
While it began with a small group of friends pushing the limits of facial hair fashion, Movember has grown into a global phenomenon and a fundraising powerhouse. To date, the month-long event has amassed nearly six million male and female supporters and helped fund more than 1,250 innovative men’s health projects across 20 countries.
At WP Engine, Movember is among the many fundraisers our employees take part in throughout the year and it’s taken very seriously. This year, we had participation from all of our global teams, who together raised more than $4,000. Since 2015, WP Engine has raised nearly $30,000 for this awesome cause!
Here’s a look at a few of our enthusiastic Movember participants and their thoughts on why they chose to take part:
“I wanted to raise awareness for the different aspects of men’s health. Movember goes beyond cancer and helps with mental health initiatives as well. The best part was being part of an amazing team who always does a tremendous job of supporting this cause.”
– Alex Barrera, Sales Manager
“I began participating in Movember a few years ago as a fun way to get involved with a work fundraiser, but quickly learned the purposeThis post was originally published on this site