Mo Bro’s, lay off your razor or beard trimmer for a while. Movember is just around the corner, or what we know as: Moustache-November. With this recurring event, the month of November is dedicated to men’s health, in general, and to create awareness around prostate cancer or testicular cancer. A fantastic initiative if you ask me that I would like to pay more attention to.
Where Does The Initiative Come From? From 30 Mustaches To 5 Million
This November initiative comes from charity “November Foundation” which is committed, as they themselves state on their site, to changing men’s health. Whether it’s prostate cancer, testicular cancer or mental health problems and suicide prevention. We men, or at least most men, have in common that we don’t like to talk about this.
The goal is to reduce the number of men who die in infancy by 25% by 2030. They do this by raising money for various health projects and by calling extra attention to this during the month of November.
In 2003, Movember was founded by 2 men from Australia and for the above reasons they grew their moustaches for the entire month of November. Ninteteen years later, more than 5 million men worldwide have participated. Great, right?
The Rules: How Do I Join “Movember”?
For a very long time, I did not really know about the motive behind Movember. I thought men did this mostly for fun, which of course is partly true, but I like the true meaning behind it. So I encourage you to participate. How do you do this? There are several ways, and not just by growing your mustache or beard.
Grow your mustache: as they put it so nicely on the Movember website, “your face raises funds and awareness around men’s health.” Do this with others and enjoy! Sign up and ask friends and family for a contribution. You will collect this contribution at the end of the month with proof that you really left your whiskers on.
Move for Movember: another option is to walk or run 60 km for the 60 men scattered around the world who take their own lives every hour. Organize an event, get as many people involved and raise as much money as possible.
Movember Moustache Or Beard?
The month of Movember comes from growing your “moustache.” But at the end of the day, awareness is the most important thing, and you can do this simply by growing your beard.The choice is entirely up to you!
Join In For A Good Cause
If you want to participate in this wonderful event and raise awareness for all the men in the world who struggle with health diseases, sign up and get involved!