Movember is the month formerly known as November where Mo Bros (men) grow Mos (mustaches) for the Movember foundation which donates its proceeds to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. You grow a mustache in November for charity and also to raise awareness for men’s health. You can participate as part of a team or as an individual. At the end of the month Movember hosts Gala Partés in Aspen, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. You can be sure I’ll be attending the San Francisco gala.
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.
What if you already have a ‘stache?
If you already have a Moustache you can do a ‘reverse Movember’ and have people donate to you to shave it off. Alternatively, you could shave off your moustache at the start of Movember and then re-grow your Mo throughout the month…. Maybe it’s time to try a new Mo style?