Greetings my MoBros and MoSistas! Movember is upon us once again! For those of you that don’t know what I’m talking about, Movember (formally known as November) is the month long celebration of men’s health education and awareness. Breast cancer has a pink ribbon, AIDS awareness has a red ribbon, Autism awareness has a puzzle piece. But Movember is about men. We don’t need no stinkin’ ribbons! We have hair! Yes, that’s right hair, more specifically, facial hair. Participants — known as MoBros — give up shaving for 30 days, saying goodbye to naked chins, and hello to moustaches, goatees and Van Dykes. Let the facial hair flow!
Of course it’s an equal opportunity event so woman can take part as well. Those that choose to grow beards and mustaches are welcome to do so, but most take the easy road and choose instead to spread the Movember message of health awareness while encouraging and supporting the men in their lives through 30 days of itching and scratching. These brave woman are known as MoSistas.
Movember started as a small gathering in Australia and has grown into an international event. You can support MoBros by donating money, tracking their progress with pictures and videos, or just giving them a pat on the back for their commitment to improving awareness of men’s health issues.
I will be taking part this year as a I do every year since learning about Movember. Last year I started with a clean face — I looked like a chubby 10 year old and got carded everywhere I went. So, this year I’m starting with about a week’s worth of growth. A small cheat, I know, but it is what it is.
For more information visit the website. Register, or not. Donate, or not. For the right Mo, there are parties to attend and prizes to be won! So, arise my MoBros (and MoSistas)! Movember calls! Will you answer?