I got an email toda about something called Movember, which I think Lyndsay explained in her email better than I could:
Hi, Mike. Ever thought about growing a moustache?
That’s exactly what the folks at Movember are trying to get men to do. Movember is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health. It started in Australia (“mo” is Aussie slang for moustache) and happens all around the world. The site is here:
In the U.S., Movember is being utilized to get people talking about prostate cancer, a very serious health issue for men. Participants in Movember (known as Mo Bros) start the month clean shaven, and along the journey of growing and grooming get people to talk about health issues normally avoided, at the same time raising money for the cause. Since Movemberâ€™s inception in 2003, almost 200,000 Mo Bros have sported a Mo and more than $29 million has been raised globally for prostate cancer research, including $740,568 raised in the United States last year. Movember is the biggest international event supporting prostate cancer.
You might think it’s a bit early in the year for me to be talking to you about this, but the truth is it takes time to get the Mo Bros (and Mo Sistas!) team up and running. We’re hoping people will start checking this out and registering to participate right away.
I hope this is content you’ll consider passing on to your readers. There’s a lot of info at Movember.com, including images, and I’ve got background and press documents I can share. Thanks very much for your time and let me know if you have any questions.
I’ve often wondered what kinds of fundraising goes on for prostate cancer. It doesn’t get the publicity that other forms do, and that’s sad. It’s definitely smething we should be talking about. If you’re interested, check it out, and if you need to get in touch with Lyndsay for more info, drop me an email and I’ll get you in touch with. I won’t be signing up to grow a moustache myself, spent too many years with facia hair as it was. 🙂