Welcome to the Movember Team Uno website, where we are changing the face of men’s health by proudly supporting the Movember Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to raise awareness and funds for cancers that affect men by gaining attention through growing moustaches through the month of November. Stay connected to our team and keep up to date on our upcoming events. Please subscribe to our site to get e-mail updates and help spread the word by sharing our message with others. Thank you for supporting our team and this great cause!
On the cusp of National Suicide Prevention Week, here are some things to ponder:
Men in particular face a unique set of challenges when it comes to them managing their mental well-being, with the associated stigma (of shame and embarrassment) often preventing them from seeking help and taking action. In the US:
- Men generally have lower levels of awareness of mental illnesses than women
- Over 6 million men (7% of the population) are diagnosed with depression each year
- One of the most common manifestations of mental illness is depression
- Depression affects more than 19 million Americans every year, regardless of age, race, or gender
For more information, please visit: http://us.movember.com/mens-health/mental-health
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Your dedication and commitment to changing the face of men’s health is paying off. As a network, Phoenix raised >$175,000. We did our part by raising >$5K as a team. Team Uno is grateful for all the support it received this Gen Mo. A heartfelt thank you to all of our members, donators and individuals that talked about men’s health this past Movember. Enjoy this holiday season. Team Uno wants to be the first to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Long may you all mo…..
This Thanksgiving Mo Bros and Mo Sistas will come together with their families and friends to enjoy some delicious food and good company. While you may be able to hide the wrapper on that store-bought pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving falls on week four of Movember, so there’s no way Mo Bros will be able to hide those Movember Mo’s – so embrace your face! Your moustache might be quite burly or it may be a mere shadow above your lip, but it doesn’t matter – the power of your Mo is changing the face of men’s health! Let everyone know that your lip sweater is raising much needed funds and awareness for a truly important cause. Thanksgiving Eve is the perfect opportunity for Mo Bro and Mo Sistas from across The Valley to come together to showcase their hairy achievement and celebrate a month of hard work and dedication. It’s also our chance to say thank you to the Mo Community for their collective fundraising and awareness efforts.
If you are in, or around, AZ- please join us at Old Chicago Superstition Springs on 11/27/13 from 6-8p.m. for AZ’s Unofficial Gala. There will be drink/food specials, raffles, auctions, games and great company. Odell Brewing Co will also be in the house to help us bring an end to Movember. So grab the family, neighbor and barber and join us this Thanksgiving Eve as we give thanks for another successful Movember.
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The Mesa Legend was kind enough to feature us in their publication recently. We appreciate Marissa Villarreal for writing a great article! Click here to read the article on the Mesa Legend website.
Shave the date! Nov. 1 marks the beginning of the Movember movement.
Movember is an official global charity with the vision of raising awareness and funds to end prostate and testicular cancer, from the help of each and every mustache.
Every November Movember members are encouraged to grow out their mustaches all month long in hopes of bringing awareness and donations to the cause.
Throughout the month, there are numerous charity events hosted byMovember members or also known as “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas.”
Mo Bro, Chris “Uno” Skaggs is excited to get his team together for this upcoming November
“We are changing the face of men’s health one mustache at a time,” he said.
“Phoenix, Arizona is in the Top Ten, I believe Top Five actually, of most populated cities in the nation, yet we are barley on Movember’s radar for number of individuals registered and funds raised. I aspire to help wake the beast, Phoenix, and help catapult Arizona into Movemebr folklore. I can’t do this alone so I am trying to assemble an Arizona Movember army. I’d love for MCC to join me,” Skaggs said.
Skaggs began volunteering with the Movember organization with the motivation to prevent anyone from having to go what he went through.
“I was diagnosed with testicular cancer my senior year of high school. The gist, I don’t want anyone to have to endure what I did. Volunteering for Movember and growing the Mo has sparked so many conversations and has been a vital platform for me to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health. With my story and Movembers’s support, I have helped many people understand why going to the doctor for a yearly checkup is vital,” Skaggs said.
This year, Skaggs and his team, “Team Uno” will be participating in Phoenix’s 3rd Annual Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race on Nov. 23 at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler.
The race is designed to challenge the most rugged Movember contenders with over 20 obstacles that will include tunnels, balancing beams, mud pits, water slides, swinging pendulums, cargo nets, tire holes, tight ropes, and jumping through fire, just to name a few.
All Movember competitors are welcome to attend the after festival for beer and live local music. Join Skaggs by registering at Ruggedmaniac.com or donate to his team at Us.movember.com/mospace/1123176.
For those who do not wish to bear the wrath of the obstacle race, there are plenty of Movember mixer events held around the valley.
On Nov. 1, Mo Bro Corey Sullivan is hosting the OC Shave-Off 2013; this event will kick off the beginning of Mo growing at 6 pm, at the Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom in Mesa. There will be plenty of drinks, games and food for the cause.
The Movember Reign Recruitment Party will be held on Nov. 2 by Mo Bro and team leader, Christopher Hurd at Frasher’s Steakhouse and Lounge in Scottsdale. The team hopes to find more members as well as raise awareness.
“Show up to support us in our drive to give cancer the middle finger!” Hurd said.
To become a Movember member, Skaggs advises that there are many ways to make a difference.
“That’s the beauty of Movember, there is no cookie cutter way to get involved. There is a plethora of conceptual ways. Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can encourage their workplace, community and even local campus to get involved,” Skaggs said.
Movember does not discriminate; although women are not expected to grow out any staches, they are definitely encouraged to register and support the men in their lives to get involved.
“Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can host an event and register it with Movember.com. Throughout the month of Movember, active Mo Bros and Mo Sistas should update their Mo space with pictures, videos and status updates of their Mo progress to supplement fundraising outreach,” Skaggs said.
With testicular cancer being the most common type of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 35, it is important to stay active in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. Check out us.movember.com to get involved and become a proud Mo grower.
In honor of National Nut Day, we’d like to make a major announcement:
This year Chris “Uno” Skaggs, testicular cancer survivor, will commemorate 16 years of being cancer free on 11/17/13 with a MOVE run. Uno’s goal is to run one mile for each year of being cancer free, so for every $100 raised, he will run a mile (up to 16 total miles). Individuals are encouraged to run with him and will be afforded the opportunity to do so thanks to your generous donations to his Mo space: http://us.movember.com/mospace/1123176