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‘Movember’ is all about a good cause

ENCINITAS — For Jack Mawer, 41, the mustache is coming in just fine.
Mawer, an Encinitas resident, started growing his mustache in support of Movember, and as a way to support his father and two uncles all of whom were dealing with prostate cancer.
The goal of Movember is to grow a mustache in order to raise funds and awareness about prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. For Mawer, a chiropractor who owns Encinitas Chiropractic with his wife Sondra, he sees a lot of people every day, and since starting to grow the mustache Nov. 1, people have been asking him why he’s doing it.
“It’s a great way to open the conversation to talk about men’s health issues,” he said. “I think my family, especially the men in my family, appreciate the effort. It doesn’t seem like it’s much to grow a mustache but a lot of people are resistant to growing a mustache. It takes a little bit of self-discipline but I think people think it’s kind of a fun cause to be a part of.”
This is the second year Mawer’s participated in the event.
Mawer’s grown beards before, he said, but the one thing about growing a mustache is just how different it can make you look. “You definitely have to be careful with drinking any hot chocolate or cappuccino.”
It was also something that his wife had to get used to.
“At first she was like, ‘you’ve got to be kidding,’ but as soon as she learned more about the cause and the difference that they’re making she said, ‘I’ll support you for a month to grow a mustache.’”
To help donate or join Mawer’s SD Mobros team, visit http://mobro.co/SDMoBros.
“People can join in any time,” Mawer said. “It’s a fun event. If you start on the first, you’re mustache looks a lot better.”
For more ways to get involved, visit us.movember.com