Rand Group raised big hairy funds for Movember


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Senior Vice President and spear header of the Rand Group Movember initiative George Brown (center left) joins members of the Vancouver team for a final mustachioed shot.

Houston, TEXAS – Employees at Rand Group are fresh faced now having raised $6,700 towards the prevention of testicular and prostate cancer.

This was first time the company joined the popular Movember campaign, and with more than 100 employees, the company wanted to make a mark.

“It really was a growing concern,” said Senior Vice President George Brown, with a now-visible smile. “The Movember organizers have some pretty strict rules. Clipping is not an option. So by the end of this month you could say some of us were more than ready for a close shave.”

Even more important was the money the FuRANDchus team of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised.

“This being our first time, we didn’t know what to expect, and we’re very pleased with the results,” said Rand Group President and CEO Ron Rand. “I’m sure we’ll make this an annual event. It gave everyone in our offices – from Houston, to Dallas, and in Vancouver, Canada – an opportunity to do some good and talk about men’s health in a way that felt comfortable.”

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 would face testicular cancer.

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.

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