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How growing a mustache raises awareness for men’s health

Fred Hutch's Dr. Jonathan Wright answered questions about Movember in our latest tweet chat
Dr. Jonathan Wright
Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Jonathan Wright, sporting a mustache he grew for Movember, participated in a Twitter chat to answer questions and create awareness for men's health. Photo by Bo Jungmayer / Fred Hutch News Service

Have you noticed more of your coworkers are sporting mustaches this month? They are most likely participating in Movember.

The movement was started by the Movember Foundation, which is committed to helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, the foundation has raised $650 million and funded over 1,000 projects.

Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Jonathan Wright started growing his first Movember-inspired 'stache in 2011, and continues to partner with his colleagues from the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to spread the word about men's health.

Below is the transcript from his tweet chat on November 24:

Bill Briggs is a former Fred Hutch News Service staff writer. Follow him at @writerdude. Previously, he was a contributing writer for and, covering breaking news, health and the military. Prior, he was a staff writer for The Denver Post, part of the newspaper's team that earned the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Columbine High School massacre. He has authored two books, including "The Third Miracle: an Ordinary Man, a medical Mystery, and a Trial of Faith." 

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Last Modified, June 04, 2020