Movember is the growing of mustache during the month of November. Is it held every year to raise awareness on men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and other male cancers.
It all started in 1999 when a group of young men in Adelaide, South Australia had the idea of growing moustache for charity throughout the month of November.
The Movember Foundation was initiated by a group of 30 men (unrelated to the group mentioned above) growing moustache for 30 days to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression. Since then, the foundation has spread to South Africa, Europe and North America in 2006*.
Read more at Australia’s Movember website on its’ history here.
My first Movember was November last year while I was working in KL. My boss insisted that all male staff grow facial hair during the month of November. It was fun and we even took photos of us mid-November. We had a female colleague who of course, doesn’t grow a moustache. What we did was, we printed a moustache and pasted it on her upper lip. We were one big happy family of moustache growers… until my contract was terminated that is. LOL. But that’s a different story.
The statistics in the above video clearly shows that the impact of Movember is huge! Men and women as well are becoming aware of men’s health issues.
I know (sigh) it’s already the 8th of November and this blog post should be published before the 1st but I guess it’s still not to late to grow a moustache and tell your bros about it. Besides, it’s for a good cause. Then, we can be ‘Mo-Bros’. LOL. For more infomation and ideas to be involved in the Movember movement, you can visit the US Movember website.
Ladies, how do you get yourselves involved in Movember? Watch this video.
This video cracked me up but of course, you don’t really have to have sex with a guy with a moustache on November 18. There are many other ways you can do so. Like, let your husbands, boyfriends, uncles, brothers or dogs be aware about it and get them checked.Use a moustache tote bag, wear a moustahce t-shirt, print a moustache from the internet and paste it on your upper lip. Better yet, get a fake moustache or, have sex…
Can’t grow a mustache? No worries, here’s how to grow a moustache with Nick Offerman.
Bros, let us get our balls checked.