Changing the Face of Men’s Health
Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.
At the start of Movember (the month formerly known as November), guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), raising money and awareness along the way for men’s health and the fight against prostate cancer.
The end of Movember is marked across the US (and around the world) with a series of Gala Partés. These are held to thank Mo Bros and Sistas for joining the fight and helping to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.
Mo Bros (dressed to suit their Mo) and Mo Sistas (dressed to suit their Mo Bro) come together for one night to show off their moustache growing efforts, celebrate the Mo and compete for a number of title accolades – including Best Mo in Character, Miss Movember and, of course, Man of Movember 2009.
The money raised during the Movember campaign goes initially to the Movember Foundation. At the end of the campaign, those funds are split evenly and donated to two outstanding beneficiary partners – the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Be sure to check out ” Do You Have Your Mo – Stache for Movember?” blog post at Seedlings. Jewelry Because http://bit.ly/tELgL