In Australia in 2003 two men decided to try to get mustaches back in style. Thirty men agreed to take up the challenge to grow a mustache in November. Since then, Movember has become an opportunity to promote and support men’s health around the world. Millions of dollars have been raised and over 1,000 programs have been funded that focus on “prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.”
“We are all about the mustache and only the mustache,” said Movember’s U.S. Director Mark Hedstrom. “What we’re asking them to do is participate by changing their appearance. What that fosters is a conversation.”
From there, Hedstrom said men can explain why they’re growing a mustache and start talking about men’s health.
How do you take part, men are to:
- Sign up and start clean shaven on November 1st
- Grow and groom your moustache for the 30 days of Movember
- Raise funds and awareness for men’s health
It’s not just for men! Everyone can take part!
- Sign up to Move every day for 30 days this Movember.
- Get moving! Big or small, any kind of physical activity counts.
- Raise funds for men’s health. Help yourself, help others – it’s win-win.
For more information:
If this is your first moustache [Mo] you may be wondering – what is the history of Mo? How should I grow or groom a Mo? More information than you probably need to know about mustaches is here.
Click here if you need a style guide.
Remember to Sign Up to support mens’ health. And, take time to learn more about your health!
No-Shave November, was started in 2009 on Facebook and now partners with the American Cancer Society. No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Learn more about how you can get involved and start getting hairy!