"With great moustache comes great responsibility."-Family Guy
Happy November! Or shall I say Movember? To start this month, let's talk about the ol' stache. The crumb catcher. The nose neighbor. The soup-strainer. Fellas, if you have ever wanted to grow a little (or big) moustache, this month you can join thousands of men in the US and around the world that will doing the same while helping out a very important cause. The Movember movement which started in Australia in 2003 (mo is Aussie slang for moustache) is a facial hair adventure where men commit to have a moustache for 30 days to raise awareness and funds for the often ignored issues of men's health, specifically prostate cancer. The popular effort started by the non-profit Movember Foundation had 64,500 people participate last year in the US alone and raised over $7.5 million for cancer research and programs. Are you already stroking your soon-to-be 'stache in intrigue? Here's how it works.
Guys, start out clean shaven today, November 1. Register at the fun Movember website which will help you spread the word to friends and family about your hairy endeavor to raise funds for the cause. Grow, groom and show off that puppy for the next 30 days. On November 30th, celebrate the end of your moustache month and feel good that the money raised is going to programs like Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and men's health awareness and education.
And ladies, don't think you have to be left out. You can participate and there's no facial hair growing involved (thank goodness). Just support the moustached men in your life (women are lovingly referred to as mo sistas) by hiding any disdain you may have for the moustache, helping to spread the word, donating or even starting your own online fundraising page. So, fellas, time is ticking...we promise the ladies will love your generosity and the 'stache..well, at for these 30 days.
image source: Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation (nbc.com), Brad Pitt (Associate Press), Hritik Roshan (Jodha Akbar film still), Ryan Gosling (Getty images)