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A Month of Mustaches

Published Online: Monday, November 25, 2013
MustacheWe are almost through Movember!
Everywhere I look I see mustaches … literally! November has become a month in which clean-shaven men take on the brave task of Movember. In an effort to raise awareness about men's health, men are growing mustaches and embracing their 5-o’clock shadows. Similar to efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer, this November tradition has become a global movement.
Movember was started in Australia about 10 years ago by a group of friends (“mates,” there) who decided to revive the old-fashioned trend of growing mustaches. When they realized the fun they were having, they started raising money the next year, and using the money to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer.
This month, I registered to help the cause. Although I am happy that I cannot grow a mustache, I am actively participating in Movember as a “MoSista.” I’m participating to help support the men in my life as an advocate for men’s health awareness. Regular prostate and testicular cancer screenings are important. The more attention they get, the better. So all you men out there, listen up! I encourage you to make that appointment today to get poked and prodded before the woman in your life can say, “I told you so!”
Who is your favorite man with facial hair? Santa? Chuck Norris? Einstein? Tom Selleck? Mine is my Dad, who also happens to have been a barber for more than 30 years. Thanks, Dad, for grooming all those ‘staches!
Jill Drury, Pharmacist and Cook
Blog Info
In this blog, Jill Drury, a clinical pharmacy specialist based in Chicago, Illinois, will talk about her passions—pharmacy and cooking, and how she has managed to blend the two. She will provide insights on compounding, along with recipes for healthy dishes, and will relate stories from her experiences.
Author Bio
By day, Jill Drury works as a clinical pharmacy specialist in Chicago during the week and as a clinical staff pharmacist at a retail pharmacy on the weekends. By night, she is a cook, mixing up recipes and sharing the results with her coworkers. Whether she's in the laboratory or the kitchen, Drury spends the bulk of her time measuring, grinding, and pouring to create a better finished product.

Drury earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in 2007. She has done numerous presentations and consults for several pharmaceutical companies. She has won top honors at the Wisconsin State Fair for her jam, and has a Facebook page ( dedicated to baking.

Drury has found that the skills she utilizes behind the pharmacy counter can be applied to the stove top, and that both require a generous helping of patience and precision. Stay tuned to learn more!

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