Among black men, 19 percent — nearly one in five — will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and five percent of those will die from this disease. In fact, prostate cancer is the fourth most common reason overall for death in African-American men.
You may have noticed that I’ve shaved off my moustache. Don’t worry. I plan to grow it back.
Each November, thousands of men around the world grow moustaches to support Movember and raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues. I’m raising money for prostate cancer because it is a disease that has affected my family.
My father-in-law was diagnosed with prostate cancer and survived because it was detected early. Unfortunately, my uncle was not so lucky. He died of prostate cancer a couple of years ago.