Unfortunately I did not take part in Movember this year. If for the last month you have been wondering what the hype has been about: Movember is an annual event run in November (surprisingly enough), involving the growing of moustaches. The event aims to bring light to men’s health issues such as prostrate cancer and mental illness.
Movember started in 2004, when 30 men decided for 30 days they would grow moustaches to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is reported to be one of the most common cancers found in men. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death for men – with one in seven being diagnosed. The money raised is used in a number of ways, mainly for funding the Movember men’s health program.
The supporters otherwise known as Mo Bros range from the average Joe through to celebrities. In other words, any man taking part raising funds and increasing awareness – whilst trimming and waxing their moustaches to perfection. You can also find a number of multinational companies supporting the cause, for instance Google Chrome partnered with Movember in 2011. This year, Google UK offered their paid media partners an opportunity to win an office party at the Google HQ. The winner being the company whom had raised the most money.
Do you know your celebrities
It is likely that you will have noticed many celebrities supporting the Movember cause, including James Franco, Ashton Kutcher and Clive Owen. If you think you know your celebrities check out this awesome Buzzfeed quiz submitted by the guys over at Fashion Beans (a pretty cool men’s fashion, styling and grooming magazine).
Thinking of supporting the cause
Though Movember and November may be officially over, next year join the cause and help fight men’s health issues – I know I will be. There is only one definition of success; finding the breakthrough solution that produces tangible improvements to men’s health.
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