For those of you who aren’t aware; Movember is a month-long moustache growing charity held every year in November that raises funds and awareness for men’s health – specifically prostrate cancer and male depression.
The concept started back in 1999 by a couple of Aussie guys who did it for fun. The idea caught on and before they knew it, they raised $55,000 (Australian) and decided to put that towards a charitable cause.
Movember has since been adopted around the world, including the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Spain. You can find out more about how to participate by visiting the official website of Movember.com
India doesn’t have an official site – but there’s a FaceBook page for India – and I’m hoping my guy mates in Bombay and fellow male bloggers take the plunge and sport a cool tash ! You will be henceforth referred to as ‘Mo Bros’ and all the ladies supporting your tash are ‘Mo Sistas’
I think it’s a fab way for men and women to discuss men's’ health issues. Women tend to be more open about discussing things like breast & cervical cancer; whilst men aren’t really that open about it and tend to leave doctor appointments till the last minute !
Guys, will you be growing a moustache this Movember? And what style will you choose – the gringo, the porn star or the after eight? If you aren’t gonna grow a moustache – I hope you are going to be supporting and sponsoring those who do in your country. I’m sponsoring a bunch of my mates in the UK for the cause.
So folks, if you see more moustaches on the streets – don’t worry – it’s all for a good cause !!
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