Movember is the month where the mustache is the “ribbon for men's health issues and awareness” around the world.
Men are encouraged to start the month clean-shaven and then grow their mustaches for 30 days, during which awareness and funds are raised for cancers and other health issues that affect men.
This year Sheridan will join Buffalo in the fun celebration to get people talking about and then acting on getting men healthier and keeping them that way, according to Julia Bettinger, Program Manager for Region 2 with the Wyoming Cancer Resource Services and the Community Resource Center of Johnson County in Buffalo.
The month will officially kick off with events Thursday night November 1st at the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, and at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Conference Room in Sheridan.
In Buffalo, individuals and teams can show up clean-shaven or get shaved at the event, and there will be giveaways and educational health information during the kickoff.
In Sheridan, there will be discussions about men's health by Dr. Ian Hunter and hopefully a dignitary or two willing to participate.
Ending events with games, prizes and the crowning of “Mr. Movember” will be Thursday, November 29th at Black Tooth Brewery in Sheridan and Saturday, December 1 at the Occidental in Buffalo after the Christmas Parade.
Events are sponsored by Wyoming Cancer Resource Services, the Johnson County Community Resource Center,and the Johnson County Healthcare Center in Buffalo and in Sheridan sponsors are the Foundation at Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan Health Center, the YMCA, the Wellness Council of Sheridan County, and Weeden Cancer Detection Foundation.
For more information, contact the Johnson County Community Resource Center at 684-7933 or the Sheridan Health Center at 674-6995.