November is Movember: grow a moustache for men’s health

When I woke up this morning, I had a startling revelation; The Fayetteville Flyer has been seriously lacking in moustache news lately.

Luckily for all of us, November has been declared Movember in honor of the brave, ironic, and rad-ass symbols of ultimate dudeliness: the moustache. Whew.

Everyone knows that Moustaches are awesome. Just look at them. But do you know what’s even better? Growing a moustache for a good cause.

Movember, a combination of Mo (for moustache) and November (duh) started in Australia in 2003, and has since become a global movement to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer research, and raise awareness of an issue that most men don’t really talk about – their health.

Here’s how it works. Men are encouraged to start the month of Movember clean shaven, and spend the next 30 days cultivating their moustache, and garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations. Ladies, or “Mo Sistas” as they are called, are encouraged to recruit “Mo Bros” and to help raise money for the cause. At the end of the month, everyone comes together for a Movember Gala to show off their moustaches in hopes of becoming the illustrious Man of Movember.

The closest Movember Gala to Fayetteville currently is in Austin, but we know of several local Mo Bros and Mo Sistas that are participating. Maybe someone should register a local party?

This Movember, the money raised in the U.S. will be split between the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

To date, Movember has raised $47 million globally making it the world’s largest charity event for men. Significantly, awareness of men’s health issues has improved with Movember helping to spread important health messages directly to millions of Mo Bros & Sistas around the world.

If you’d like to register a team, or join a team, or participate as an individual, you can do so here.

Any of you dudes out there participating Movember? Send us your moustache pics, will ya?