movember


Movember is a topic that was bound to be posted on this month.  Basically, people (preferrably men) grow mustaches (aka a “mo”) out the entire month of November.  Aussies take the event verryyy seriously.  You literally can’t go anywhere in certain residential areas without a close encounter with a “mo”.   Which is why, I was not surprised that the tradition started in Melbourne, Australia.

Upon further research of “movember” I discovered the ridiculous event was actually done for a reason (besides looking like a hipster)… movember is a fundraiser for charity.   The charity varies from country to country – in the states it supports The Prostate Cancer foundation through the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

I support whatever reason you may have for growing one :{ (that is supposed to look like a mustache) haha… Read on for more information from the movember website.

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For a complete overview of the Movember Foundation, men’s health, our beneficiary partners, research and programs that Movember funds please visit the Movember Foundation Site. For a quick intro to the Movember campaign please read this page.

Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The guys behind it joked about 80s fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back.  In order to justify their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.

A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations.  What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking billboard for the cause as his new look opens the door for him to talk about cancers affecting men – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer.  Each Movember culminates in a Gala Partè in major cities around the globe where Mo Bros dress up to match their Mo, channeling the likes of Tom Selleck, Gandhi and Ron Burgandy, vying for the ultimate accolade:  Man of Movember.

While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who support their guys) form an important part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds and attending the highly anticipated Gala Partés.

Info and images from Movember.com

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Mo motivations – sourced from google

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if the mo commitment is too much for you you can always go the milk mustache route or cut out one of these…

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