The Tamil Health Association (THA) joined the Global Movember movement in 2013, 2014 and 2015 to encourage the sprouting of moustaches (aka Meesai) in the Tamil community! For those not familiar with Movember, it is essentially a globally recognized month long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness for prostate cancer, other male cancers and mental health, and raise money – to change the face of men’s health.
In 2013 alone over 25 Tamil men became a part of our month-long campaign to increase awareness and create discussion on men’s health within our Tamil community. As a community, we raised over $1400 for cancer research – I like to see it as a contribution from the Tamil community, social media interaction over the 1 month with health tips for men, and finally a great celebration event attracting 50 Tamil Mo Bros and Mo Sistas – the Meesai Party.