Painted by mustache to promote men's health
Ever since childhood, I've watched the men in my family cope with health issues like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological disease and cancer. During high school, everyone in my year was shocked when two of our seemingly happy peers committed suicide. Still, it wasn't until I heard about the Movember movement that I realized just how little us guys talk about our health problems.
The very first moustache painting was done as a dare during one of my first Movembers and was completely out of my comfort zone - I can't even paint with my hands. Nonetheless, I ended up reusing the idea every couple years while fundraising because it got people talking about the cause.
I now have 3 boys of my own and dream of them growing up in a world where men talk about their health with friends and know that it's ok to reach out for help when they need it. That’s why I support the Movember foundation.