It’s really that simple.
It’s Movember and it’s coming soon. Soon as in November. Notice the similarity between "November" and "Movember". It ain’t a coincidence.
From Movember’s site:
Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a charity event held during November each year.
the start of Movember 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 Mo (Australian slang for moustache),
raising money and awareness along the way for men’s health and the
fight against prostate cancer.
Movember culminates at the end of
the month at the Gala Partés. These glamorous and groomed events will
see Tom Selleck, Hulk Hogan and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for
their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title.
Movember started down in Australia a few years back and has since grown to a large and international movement. Here’s some more info from their site:
Since its inception as a formal charity in 2004, Movember has raised
over $29 million (USD) globally and is continuously working to increase
awareness of prostate cancer within the community and change the
attitude men have about their health.
Movember’s beneficiary partner in the United States is the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the
world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer.
Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $350 million and provided
funding for more than 1,400 research projects at nearly 150
institutions worldwide. All funds raised by Movember in the US stay in
the US and go directly to the PCF.
Seems like a cool organization with a great cause. Hopefully we’ll help spread the word and get folks interested in supporting Movember. Prostate cancer kills a lot of American men each year. Anything that will stop that is a good idea to me.
I have to admit, I doubt I’ll grow a mustache (I can’t do it), but I will support Charlie Kondek’s efforts to raise money during Movember. If you feel so inclined, please support Movember too!
Please check out their site at http://us.movember.com for more info about Movember.