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Call Minister Ritz on his #Movember Challenge

Last year Minister Ritz, Canadian Agriculture Minister, took the Movember challenge to support mental health and prostate cancer research.  Minister Ritz, known for sporting a quite impressive moustache, helped raised over $15,000 last year in donations.  Since last years campaign was such a huge success in support of the Movember campaign, this year Minister Ritz has been challenged by the Chicken Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, Egg Farmers of Canada and Turkey Farmers of Canada to raise $25,000 in support of Movember.


Movember is the public awareness campaign held each November to promote prostate cancer awareness and male mental health. According to Prostate Cancer Canada, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with a form of prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer among Canadian men. One out of five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime and the remaining four will have a family member or colleague who will.


“This year we’re hoping to raise $25,000 in support of prostate cancer and mental health research by getting him to remove his moustache. This campaign presents us with the opportunity to show urbanites how rural Canada can step up to the plate in support of a national initiative that affects all Canadians” said Dave Janzen, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Canada.


If you haven’t been close to a man in your life who has been touched by prostate cancer or mental illness, with these statistics the chances are great that you will at some point in your lifetime.  It doesn’t take much to support such a great cause, donate what you can and help Minister Ritz reach the goal of a $25,000 donation this Movember.


Please help support Minister Ritz to reach his goal of $25,000 towards mens health and prostate cancer research!

Donations can be made to Minister Ritz’s Movember Canada campaign online
or by mail:
Reference: Gerry Ritz and Registration # 2736566 and send to:
Movember Canada,
119 Spadina Avenue, PO Box 65,
Toronto, ON
M5T 2T2
To learn more about changing the face of men’s health visit:

To learn more about Gerry Ritz, visit , follow Minister Ritz on Twitter and join him in conversation on Facebook


Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada program by ShesConnected. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.


One comment on “Call Minister Ritz on his #Movember Challenge”

  1. I hope they reach their goal. It is great to have a Month dedicated to support mental health and prostate cancer . I wish only it was year around!

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