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We couldn’t let November pass without paying recognition to Movember. No, that’s not a misprint.
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What is Movember, you ask? You might have noticed a lot of facial hair erupting on faces this month. No, it’s not in an effort to stay warm for the winter. It’s in recognition of Movember, a month dedicated to saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
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How it works — “the Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won’t stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.”
“Guys take action by signing up, shaving down their face on Movember 1, and growing a moustache for the month. They grow and groom their new Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts.
Mo Bros, with their new moustaches, become walking, talking billboards, and like a run or walk for charity they use their hairy ribbon to spark conversations around the often ignored issue of men’s health and seek to raise funds to support the work of the Movember Foundation.
Movember’s not just for men. Women who support men’s health, known as Mo Sistas, are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas register, start a team and fundraise – they do everything Mo Bros do, they just don’t grow a Mo. Mo Sistas are champions of Movember, rallying the men in their lives to join the movement, grow moustaches and have important conversations about men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their Movember journey by throwing their own Movember EVENTS
or attending one of the official GALA PARTÉS
held around the world.”
Our recommendation: every time you see someone sporting an awesome moustache, be it Movember or some other month, give them a thumbs up not just for their stylin’ good looks, but for men’s health overall.
To learn more about the Movember movement visit http://us.movember.com.