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Griffin Hospital holds annual "MO"vember Photo Contest

DERBY, Conn. (WTNH) - Calling all men! Griffin Hospital is looking for your best mustaches and facial hair! 

Each year, the facility hosts a "MO"vember photo contest during which all of November, people can submit their best looking facial hair (real or fake). 

Men who enter their photos by November 30 will be entered to win a variety of prizes, ranging from sporting event tickets to restaurant gift certificates. 

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It's all part of their Health Initiative for Men, which brings awareness for male health screening and education. It also raises funds for the cause. 

“In the U.S, men die five years earlier than women on average, and for largely preventable reasons,” said Griffin Hospital Chief Medical Officer Frederick Browne, M.D. “According to statistics, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men, and 3 out of 4 suicides are committed by men. These statistics show just how much the men’s health crisis needs our attention.”

You are encouraged to email your best "MO" to him@griffinhealth.org

For more information on Griffin's Health Initiative for Men, click here


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