CAC staff raises money, awareness for men’s health
By Lt. Robert Barrett, AA/PIO
California City Correctional Facility
November is recognized as the month for promoting men’s health, also known to be No Shave November or Movember. At California City Correctional Facility (CAC), a group of 16 men took on the Movember Challenge to help bring awareness to men’s health and raise money for the cause.
The group started Nov. 1 with clean shaven faces and through the month, let their hair grow out. Some men of the group have never grown a mustache, while others took the opportunity to start over.
The CAC ‘Stache Crew was led by Associate Warden Darren White, who also turned out to be the highest donation earner. AW White supported the CAC ‘Stache Crew with motivational emails and pushed the team to raise over $1,700. California City Employee Association (CALCEA) sold blue Mostache themed lapel pins to support the team.
“The CAC ‘Stache Crew would like to thank all the Mo-brothers and Mo-sisters who made donations and supported us throughout Movember,” team organizers said.
CCI gets behind Movember movement
By Lt. Elias Garcia, AA/PIO
California Correctional Institution
The month of November found the staff at the California Correctional Institution (CCI), embracing Movember in support of Prostate Cancer Awareness.
Staff at CCI have grown out their soup strainers in a show of support of those who fight the good fight.
Movember addresses the biggest health issues faced by men – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
Growing out mustaches is the symbolic way men can change the face of men’s health. Movember’s aim is to increase early cancer detection and diagnosis and effective treatments and thus reduce the number of preventable deaths.