Rand Group Employees Join the Movember Movement
Houston, TEXAS – Employees at Rand Group are bristling this week – and happy about it – with the launch of its campaign to raise awareness and funds towards the prevention of testicular and prostate cancer.
This marks the first time the company has taken part in the popular Movember campaign, and with more than 100 employees, the company hopes to make a mark on the face of the movement.
The Rand Group Mo Bros and Mo Sistas call themselves the FuRANDchus, and contributions to the team efforts have already come in from all three of the company operations – from the corporate head office in Houston to the company office in Dallas, and in Vancouver, Canada.
“Day one was just Saturday, so our moustaches are barely more than bristles and already we have other companies coming forward and supporting us,” said George Brown, Senior Vice President.
“I don’t know if we have any fast-growers here, but by the end of this month I’m hoping we’ll be looking like we stepped out of the pages of Life Magazine, circa 1975, plus a pile of donations to show for our efforts.”
To track and participate in the RandGroup campaign, visit the FuRANDchus page at the Movember site to make your donation.
Statistics show that one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 36 men will die from the disease. At Rand Group that means statistically as many as 14 employees could face prostate cancer at some point in their lives, fewer testicular cancer.
“That’s sobering information,” said Rand Group Vice President Tom Cofer from the Dallas office.
Movember started in Australia in 2003 and has since grown to become a worldwide initiative. Last year, the U.S. campaign raised $22.9-million, with 83.8% of funds raised going to support prostate cancer and testicular cancer programs and other initiatives related to men’s general health such as obesity and mental health.
“If we want to have healthy families, and healthy communities, it means we all need to pay close attention to our health,” said Rand Group President and CEO Ron Rand. “Men don’t like talking about these things, but it’s time we should. If all it takes is a moustache, we’re in.”
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