Teachers Grow Mustaches for Cancer


A teacher who battled Hodgkin's Lymphoma raised awareness by growing a mustache with his colleagues:

"Andy Fleming is all too familiar with cancer.

Not only was he diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the lymphatic system, but his mother suffered from breast and pancreatic cancer and his father has prostate cancer. But beyond his family, he discovered two things when he discussed his ailment.

He found many people believe women have a significantly higher cancer rate than men, even though the National Cancer Institute estimates that half the 1.5 million people who will be diagnosed with cancer this year are men. He also noticed that too often men don't like talking about their condition after being diagnosed.

Wanting to bring awareness about male cancer in an innovative way, Fleming convinced his school district and colleagues to plug into an international program.

They agreed to grow mustaches."

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