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STAR’s “Show Me the Mo” Initiative a Huge Success

STAR’s “Show Me the Mo” Initiative a Huge Success

Every year, STAR Physical Therapy supports a great cause within our communities.  In 2013, STAR launched the “Show Me the Mo” initiative to support men’s health.  Our goal was two-fold:

1) To raise awareness for men’s health.

2) To raise funds for prostate cancer research.

Throughout the month of November, we encouraged men to leave the razor in the drawer and grow the best, craziest, most outrageous mustache and/or beard that they could muster.  We saw everything from pencil thin mustaches to full blown, shaggy beards Duck Dynasty style!  These bold new hairy looks helped accomplish the first part of our mission – it served as a conversation starter about the importance of men’s health. 

Did you know?:
  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime? Only skin cancer is more commonly diagnosed in men.
  • Many men choose to bypass important medical exams due to embarrassment.
  • In 2013, over 238,000 US men will have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • In 2013, almost 30,000 US men will die of prostate cancer.
  • Men are 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • If detected and treated early, prostate cancer treatment has a 97 percent success rate. 

The second part of our initiative was to raise funds to support prostate cancer research.  STAR, our employees, our patients, and our communities did an unbelievable job and quickly raised over $15,000 that will be donated directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.  We hosted a yard sale and silent auction at our business office, bake sales in our clinics, and sold limited edition specially designed t-shirts throughout our communities. 

So we offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated.  Whether you grew a mustache, donated some loose change, or purchased one of our t-shirts, please know that we are truly humbled by the goodness of our communities.  May you have a blessed holiday season and a healthy and happy new year.