Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 11, 2012
Foundation Financial Group employees at the Dallas, Texas office located at 1903 Central Drive, Suite 201, participated in an event throughout the month of November. The movement, known as “Movember,” consists of men growing out their facial hair to raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically men’s cancer initiatives. The men at Foundation Financial Group’s Dallas office grew out their moustaches.
The mission of Movember is to promote awareness of primarily male illnesses. Specifically, the movement targets prostate and testicular cancer. In 2011, over 854,000 global Movember partakers raised $126.3 million. Since the movement’s creation in Melbourne, Australia, the event has inspired and recruited more than 1.9 million participants.
Participants start November 1st clean shaven, and throughout the month grow out their facial hair. The participants are known as Mo Bros, and supportive women are known as Mo Sistas. The men become “walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November,” according to the movement’s mission statement. The Mo Bros of FFG participated and raised funds for the cause.
“Participating in Movember is very important to me – especially as a man,” Foundation Financial Group Event Coordinator, Andrew Postell stated. “One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, as compared with one in three women. And we are 35 percent more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is with breast cancer. And those figures double for African American men. Yet men are less likely to go to the doctor than a woman.”
“As this movement grows so will awareness to men’s health,” Postell continued. “The complete eradication of cancer is the goal and if having our office grow mustaches helps achieve that goal then we will participate every year.”
At the end of the month, Mo Bros either attend their own Movember parties or one of the well-known “Gala Partés” held around the world by Movember.
To learn more about Movember, visit Movember.com.
About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, Mortgage, and Tax Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by INC magazine, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.
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