"Some of the guys had never worn facial hair, while others hadn't been clean shaven in years, so we had many opportunities to explain the reason behind our mustaches to the people we work with every day," says David Heim, owner of Heim Dairy in Kansas, who participated in a Movember Dairy mustache growing contest with 10 dairy industry members across the country who documented their experiences at http://heimdairy.wordpress.com/. “My grandfather Harold, the founder of our dairy, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and as a result regular checkups are a priority in our family. Our hope is that they will also become a priority for dairymen everywhere."
Plans are in place to continue the momentum for Movember Dairy in 2014. For more information on Movember Dairy or to learn how you can become a member of the industry coalition in 2014, contact (608) 819-3628 and/or follow us at www.facebook.com/MoDairy.
Movember Dairy (www.facebook.com/MoDairy) is an initiative within the dairy industry that began in 2013 with the goal to bring awareness to men’s health during the month of November. An industry network within the Movember Foundation's annual campaign, Movember Dairy was launched by a small-but-dedicated coalition within the dairy industry, focused on changing the face of men’s health – one mustache at a time.