Grow a mo, save a bro

Illustration of a shaving kit

Put your shaving kit away!

Whether you are partial to the Handlebar, Fu Manchu, or Dali, it’s the month to get your moustache on.

Every year in November, men around the world put their razors down and attempt to grow some facial fuzz – all in support of Movember.

As you are no doubt aware, Movember aims to increase awareness of a somber fact: men are dying too young.

The Movember Foundation is the charity behind the moustache movement. They’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

The support they receive from the community facilitates research and projects which not only improves the lives of men around the world, but also saves lives. And it’s all thanks to people like us.

Blokes (or Mo Bros) can get involved by growing a Mo’. And girls (or Mo Sistas) – don’t think you’re forgotten!

If you’re facial-hair challenged (and, hey, it’s not just women), you can still join in by participating in MOVE. MOVE is a challenge to get physically active (whatever way you like) every day of November.

You can read more about the aims and work of the Movember Foundation here, and if you’re feeling so inclined – you can donate here.

If you have a friend or family member who is participating in Movember, you can donate via their personal page. Just ask them for the link!

And men (well, actually, everybody!), take care of yourselves. The Movember Foundation give some great pointers:

  • Check in regularly with friends and family
  • Move
  • Talk about the big stuff in life
  • Knowledge is power – find out about family health problems
  • If you notice something, do something.

Now, we’d love to stay and chat, but we really moustache!