This month things got a little hairy around our household.
I blame Movember.
No, it’s not a typo…I meant to say Movember.
According to urbandictionary.com:
“Movember (formerly known as November) is a month long fund raising event during which participants (almost always adult males) attempt to grow a luxuroious and stylish moustache throughout the month. They also ask people to sponsor them for this event, and all monies raised go toward mens health issues and further research…”
There is an official Movember website where you can register a profile, update your mo status with pictures and/or videos and ask people to donate to your page. Although Scott participated by growing a pretty intense mo this month, we didn’t actually log onto the site until recently.
*Next year we know to start raising awareness and gathering donations November 1st.
On the Movember site you get a custom URL and can view Scott’s mo profile, but keep in mind he just started his membership. Registering allows you to get involved by donating, connects you with your local mo community and events and even links you with your Facebook friends who have also registered on the site.
Starting November 1st, men start out with a clean shave and progressively groom, shave and wax their way to their mustache of choice. Mo Bros document their growth online by updating with pictures, interacting with other Mo Bros and Mo Sistas (female supporters of mo’s) as well as providing information from their donated parties.
At then end of the month Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their success by either throwing a mo party of their own or attending one of the Gala Partes or Mo Parties held around the world by Movember, for Movember.
Scott found out about this from a friend of ours a few days into November and showed me about it that day. As you might have recalled from our “Fear the Beard” video he is completely in favor of facial hair and the only way I’ll agree to him growing it out is for a specific reason or cause.
*pulled from their website.
“Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.”
Movember has become a global movement and raises money for prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. To read more about what Movember has done and it’s affectiveness, check out their About page.
By the way, have you seen the Movember TOMS?!
Awesome. I already have an obsession with TOMS + Comfy Shoes, but this makes me love the brand even more.
Although it’s December already, we’re looking forward to supporting Movember as an official Mo Bro & Mo Sista next year.
Don’t you worry…I’ve already got the mo’s ready: