On November 1st I shaved off my beard in preparation for my very first Movember! What is Movember? From the site…
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.
On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.
I love messing around with my facial hair, so I have decided to make November to grow a handlebar mo. My branch at work is behind me and is going to start doing some fundraising in support! If you are into opening up your wallet in support of men’s health, please donate through my link!
I promise to post a picture at the end of the month with the final results!
- What is “Movember”? (shavewell.wordpress.com)
- Movember is for Moustachery (seo.com)
- Movember Kicks Off Month of No Shaving to Boost Men’s Issues (inquisitr.com)