Move over November-Movember is here!
The 11th month of the year is probably the most awaited and revered month by men. Finally, a noble cause to grow out those ‘staches. This is the month where social media platforms will be bombarded with images of men showing off their grown facial hairs with all sorts of hashtags.
But for those of you who don’t know, what really is Movember?
The aim of Movember, also known as No Shave November, is for the common man to brave the task of growing a mustache to raise money for charities fighting prostate cancer, testicular and mental health issues such as depression.
Movember started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, when a group of friends decided to revive an old-fashioned trend – the moustache. At that time about 30 people took part, and the event has got more popular ever since – with women also supporting it.Last year more than 5 million people – referred to as ‘Mo Bros’ and ‘Mo Sistas’ – supported Movember.
How to take part
The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity which raises vital funds and awareness for the often ignored issues of men’s health, by encouraging men to boldly grow a moustache for the month of November. To find out more info and to sign up to take part, visit the Movember website: http://uk.movember.com
Once you’ve registered you just need to follow these rules for the whole of November.
- Begin the 1st of November with a clean shave
- For the whole of the month you must grow and groom you moustache
- Sadly no beards!
- Or joining your chin to your handlebars
In all of this mo-growing frenzy, don’t forget the most important part.
Raise money for charity
The whole point of Movember is raising awareness about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and male mental health. Your mustache-tic selfies will surely garner popularity but never forget the real reason people take part in the month-long stache run.
Keep aside the bucks you spend at the barber’s or stylists and donate the amount to the cause.
Now that you know all there is to know, go forth and let that mooch grow!