October 15

What is Movember?


I was asked this question recently on my facebook page by one of my neighbours. In case you don’t know Movember is charitable body. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Sadly despite mens propesity to watch to touch their neither regions, they rarely do this from the perspective checking if all the bits are actually okay – as for prostrate, well that’s certainly in the “don’t even go there” terroritory.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world.

Once registered at movember.com each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face. For the entire month each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. There is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that’s considered a beard), there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that’s considered a goatee) and each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.
A Mo Sista is essentially a woman who loves a Mo. An individual that is dedicated to supporting the Mo Bros in her life through their moustache growing journey; whether it be a friend, colleague, family member or partner. These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men’s health issues and much needed funds for men’s health along the way.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words 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 Movember journey throwing their own Movember parties or attending one of the Gala Partés held around the world to stand tall and celebrate the moustache.
Now I’ve heard some men say – my wife/girlfriend won’t let me. WTF. Man up!!!
But joking apart facial fluff isn’t everyones cup of tea – especially when facial fluff ends up in the cup of tea. I must admit I wondering what I have let myself in for! So anyway, if you can’t have a mo, support a bro who can! ME! I’ve already managed to raise £40 from a kind donation from Matt Northam.



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Posted October 15, 2012 by Michelle Laverick in category "Other