November is upon us once again meaning it’s Moustache growing time for Movember. Let Nick Offerman start us off.
If that video didn’t suffice and you haven’t heard of Movember yet, let me break it down. From 30 Mo Bros in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 to 1.1 million Mo’s in 2012, Movember, through the power of the moustache has become a truly global movement that is changing the face of men’s health
Movember is back for its sixth annual campaign in Ireland and men across the country are getting amped up for another year of awesome growth, offering their upper lips for the month as billboards for men’s health by joining Generation Mo.
Irish Mo Bros simply register at Movember.com, start the month clean shaven then have the remainder of the month to rock a ‘Mercury’, ‘Lemmy’ or ‘Zappa’, all to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. The money raised in Ireland goes to the Irish Cancer society.
For men participating, growing a moustache is embarassing, it rarely goes well in the beginning and Nick Offerman has this to say:
Last year 17,250 Mo Bros and Sistas raised over €2.1 million for men’s health in Ireland with over 1.1 million Mo Bros and Sistas raising €113.5 million worldwide.
Key things to remember for Movember:
- Once registered at movember.com each Mo Bro must begin his hairy journey on the 1st of Movember with a smooth, clean shaven face.
- There is strength in numbers, start a team and don’t Mo alone
- The moustache is Movember’s ribbon; it’s the vehicle men use to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer initiatives.
- At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their mighty Movember journey by throwing their own Movember parties or attending one of the famous Gala
- Over 2,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Ireland each year. 1 in 8 Irish men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- Movember’s Global Action Plan (GAP) aims to accelerate prostate cancer outcomes by bringing together the best researchers from around the world. GAP facilitates a new and unprecedented level of global research collaboration, not previously seen within the prostate cancer community.
And if you join in on the cause you will be participating in history.
So go out and join the movement, grow a mo, donate to a mo, support a mo, and just be as good as person as Nick Offerman.
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