(Tiny, ON) The moustache is once again making its presence well-known throughout the Township of Tiny for the month of November. The Tiny Volunteer Firefighters are proudly participating in Movember’s annual fundraising campaign. This year the Volunteer Firefighters are looking to take home the top fundraising title for the second year in a row. You can help them reach their goal by donating directly to the Volunteer Firefighters Movember Campaign at Join the Tiny ‘Mo-vement’ for Men’s Health.
The annual moustache-starring campaign encourages the Movember community across the Township to rally in support of Movember's cause areas: men's mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.
In 2021 the Volunteer Firefighters raised a record total of $65,660 in support of men's mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. As a result of the community support, the Volunteer Firefighters Movember Fundraising Team took home the top-ranking title for Canadian Fire Department and Global Fire Department for the first time.
- On average, men are dying 4 years earlier than women;
- Testicular cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in young men aged 15 to 35;
- In Canada, prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in men;
- Globally, we lose one man to suicide every minute – that’s 60 men every hour;
- In 2021, almost 1.2 million Canadian men reported having been diagnosed with a mood disorder. In men aged 18 to 34 one in ten reported a mood disorder.
“November is all about creating ‘mo-tivation’ to raise funds for lifesaving research and programs aimed at helping our fathers, partners, brothers, friends, and sons,” said Dave Flewelling, Director of Fire and Emergency Services/Chief, “while also providing an opportunity to build community awareness around men’s health.”
“Every year, first responders across the country show up in support of Movember,” said Samantha Barnett, Township of Tiny Volunteer Firefighter and Movember Team Captain for Tiny. “Movember is all about making waves and raising funds for men’s health. Similar to the mo’s being grown, this year, our Movember events come in all shapes and sizes, and with your support, we can do so much more to shine a light on men’s health.”
To view the calendar of fundraising initiatives being hosted by the Tiny Volunteer Firefighters throughout the month of Movember visit www.tiny.ca/events.
To learn more about the firefighters participating in Movember or to donate to the Tiny Volunteer Firefighters Movember Campaign visit www.tiny.ca/fire.