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11/02/2009

Monday Morning Musings

Changing the Face of Men’s Health

Moustache Disguise Pencil Topper by kieutiepie

Moustache Disguise Pencil Topper by kieutiepie

Mustache Monkey Pendant by SpiritMama

Mustache Monkey Pendant by SpiritMama

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.

Just Under Your Nose by MelanieFavreau

Just Under Your Nose by MelanieFavreau

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.

Mustache Napkin Holders Set of 4 by LittleAngelsJewelry

Mustache Napkin Holders Set of 4 by LittleAngelsJewelry

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.

Trees with Mustaches by theflashbulb

Trees with Mustaches by theflashbulb

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.

Groucho Glasses iPhone Cozy by yummypocket

Groucho Glasses iPhone Cozy by yummypocket

Buford T Monkey by tweeling

Buford T Monkey by tweeling

Robots They're Just Like Us Series by heartsandlaserbeams

Robots They're Just Like Us Series by heartsandlaserbeams

Be sure to check out ” Do You Have Your Mo – Stache for Movember?” blog post at Seedlings. Jewelry Because http://bit.ly/tELgL

HammeredCopperMustacheNecklacebyseedlingsjewelry

Hammered Copper Mustache Necklace by seedlingsjewelry

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6 Comments »

  1. Hooray for Movember! You found two sock monkeys too!

    Comment by Sharon — 11/02/2009 @ 5:29 pm

  2. What a fabulous collection of mustaches you’ve found.

    Comment by Elephunk — 11/02/2009 @ 7:32 pm

  3. OMG these are some truly stellar ‘staches!!! thanks so much for including mine in the mix!

    Comment by steph calvert — 11/02/2009 @ 7:51 pm

  4. Love the mo’s! Great post, thanks for including my mustache wearing monkey!

    Comment by SpiritMama — 11/02/2009 @ 8:01 pm

  5. Lovely article! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Love the Hammered Copper Moustache!

    Comment by Julie Schieffelin - Cowgirl Jewels — 11/03/2009 @ 1:00 pm

  6. Great movement for Movember! and your selection of examples is amazing 🙂 –Judy @WSCreations on Twitter

    Comment by Judy — 11/05/2009 @ 8:04 pm


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