A group of professional triathletes aims to change the face of men’s health.
Dec. 1 signals the end of Movember, a month-long event encouraging men to sport facial hair as a way to spur conversation about men’s health issues. Founded in 2003 by 30 Australian “Mo Bros,” the annual event has become an international phenomenon with almost 1 million participants registered on the Movember fundraising site in 2013.
Included on that extensive list are the members of team “Biscuits & Gravy,” a group of triathletes passionate about men’s health issues. Captained by Chris Corbin (husband of Ironman champion Linsey Corbin), the team has worked since 2009 to raise thousands of dollars for the Movember organization. In 2013, they have taken their passions (and ‘staches) one step further by creating a “Men of Triathlon” calendar, a parody of glamour model photographs. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the Movember organization, which funds research, education and support for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
For more information about Movember, or to donate to Team Biscuits & Gravy, visit their team page.