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THRIVE Farmers - Movember 2014

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It’s been said that black coffee puts hair on your chest. Well, we’re putting hair on our faces to stand with the men who grow coffee. Farmers in Latin America have been rocking moustaches for centuries. It has always been a sign of masculinity and honor -- so we’ll wear our moustaches proudly. Recently, we learned some surprising statistics about men’s health for Latin Americans... - Latino men are 3.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer at a later and more severe stage than non-Latino men. - Globally, men die earlier than women partly because they don’t seek as much preventative healthcare. Let’s change that fact. - 35% of Central Americans live in poverty, making it difficult to access much-needed healthcare services. - Latino men are the least likely demographic in the world to be screened for prostate cancer. We can change that fact. - Unless we change the face of health, it’s projected that by 2030, 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer each year in Central America. - Only 41% of Latino men are screened for prostate cancer, despite it being the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Latino men. Let’s change that. THRIVE Farmers wants to do our part to change these statistics. We aren’t the only ones advocating for this. We’re joining an international movement — Movember. This community is passionate about changing the face of men’s health. However, it is our goal to bring more than awareness—we want to bring hope for a longer, better future through men’s health advocacy in farming communities. We believe we can change men’s health statistics among coffee farmers. Follow along with us throughout the month of November by sharing our videos and updates, participating by using the hashtag #KnowWhoGrows and donating to our team through our MO space. THRIVE Mo Space - http://us.movember.com/team/1675337 http://thrivefarmers.com