November, excuse me, MOvember is flying by, but I didn’t want it to pass completely without taking a moment to recognize the importance of this most hirsute month. Those in the know already realize that the month formerly known as “November” has been reclaimed as “Movember” in order to recognize the mass sprouting of mustaches which together draw awareness to men’s health issues, most specifically prostate cancer.
Mustache-a-thons are nothing new (and always smashingly successful), but I really have to applaud how the Movember Foundation has tapped into the powerful and primal urge among men everywhere to cloak their upper lips in coarse fur. Raising over $2.4 million for Prostate Cancer Canada last year alone is just the icing on the cake. And the tag line is great too: “We challenge you to join us in changing the face of men’s health.” Bravo.
So, here is the best reason to give that ‘stache you’ve always dreamed about a try. A month is a nice incubation period for any fledgling mustache-ito, so be brave and put down the razor. Just tell your loved ones that if they don’t like it, they can pay you to shave it off. (and if they really love you, they’ll understand when you take the money and keep the 3rd eyebrow).
Don’t forget to reward yourself with a cold one after or even a beer gift basket from our catalogue.
To learn more about the Movember Movement watch the video below or check out their website.