It’s that time of year again where Novem, I mean, Movember has crept up on our doorstep. And what famous faces do you imagine with a face full or maintained with a magnificent moustache? Dr Martin Luther King, Tom Selleck, Mahatma Ghandi, Hulk Hogan, Augustus Poirot, Little Richard, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury are a few that come to mind when I think of famed and historical figures with ‘tashes. The Movember movement is more than just an organisation that focuses on guys growing mo’s or more so laughing at your mate for growing sh*t facial hair (or lack thereof), this organisation is much bigger than that. Unfortunately, the reality is there are just too many young men dying in the world from men’s health issues. The men in our lives are facing this health crisis and it is not being talked about as talking about your feelings isn’t “manly” enough, go figure. So let’s talk guys, as we cannot afford to stay silent any longer.
What is it about?
The Movember Foundation is the only organisation that tackles men’s health issues on a global scale as women are outliving men longer by an average of six years longer than men. Their main objective is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. Since 2003 the Movember fundraising organisation has committed themselves to helping the lives of men by making them happier, healthier and improving their lives to live longer. They address men’s health issues of Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
How did it start?
Starting in a little pub in Melbourne over a quiet drink, two friends, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, came up with an idea where they challenged thirty friends to take the test of growing a moustache. No donations were made, but it was a start. The word spread and the mere idea of just growing facial hair started to catch on and over the years. Now in the year 2017, The Movember Foundation has reached across the globe with participating countries in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and USA. The foundation receives a ranking of 49 out of the top 500 Non-Government Organisations around the world. From humble beginnings of only 30 members in 2003, the campaign now reaches a staggering 5,295,657 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to date funding over 1200 of men’s health projects thus far.
Let us support the men in our lives further by discussing this issue, spreading awareness and raising funds for a great cause by digging deep into our pockets to give to this charity. Let’s help the men that we love in our lives suffering from this health crisis.
If you would like to get involved please check out the link below to read and learn more about this amazing charity giving back to communities globally.
The Movember Foundation
Down below is some inspiration on how to make that bare upper lip flourish into facial masterpieces for Movember…
So there you have it guys, let’s give back to the community and celebrate the month of MOVEMBER.