It’s that time of year again! “Movember” (formerly November) is the time when men from all over the world shave their face for the last time before growing their “Mo’s.” Australian for mustache, the Mo’s are a grown to raise money and awareness for men’s health and the fight against prostate cancer. Participants are known as “Mo Bros” and they grow their Mo’s all month in anticipation for the Gala Partés where they could claim the prestigious prize as Man of Movember. These Gala parties are held in major cities in the US including Aspen, Chicago, Los Angles, New York and San Francisco.
But why mustaches? Most men feel they have to be tough and don’t go to the doctors as often as women. Growing a mustache is the “manly” way of reminding other guys to take care of their health and get checked for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the US with one in six American men developing the disease and more than 28,000 men dying of the disease every year. Launching the US campaign in 2007, Movember raised $740,568 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Ultimately this investment is about reducing the number of preventable deaths from prostate cancer. Check out Movember outcomes and impact.
Which is your Mo style?!
Support our friend Chris who has joined the cause and donate here or write a check referencing his registration #: 1393766 and mail to:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.