With November Comes Movember!

Nadia Syafiq

It’s that time again where not shaving is the thing to do…

Two men enter a bar... and thought of a plan that changed the month of November forever. Since then, November or “Movember” has been all about a positive initiative of men growing moustaches, and “Mo” in “Movember” comes from “moustache”. Learn more about how it all started here.

It’s been going on for a good 16 years with a pretty cool tagline, “grow a ‘mo, save a bro” to bring light to men’s health issues like mental health & suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

So how does one participate in Movember?

1. Well, for starters, guys: Grow a “Mo”:
Get your friends and family to join. And if anyone asks if it’s a new look you’re after, use it as an opportunity to talk about men’s health and maybe even start a fund based on how long you can stop shaving for the entire month.

2. You don’t have to be a dude to take part in Movember. Try this:
Move for Movember! Run or walk 60km over the entire month of November, which symbolises the 60 men lost to suicide every hour across the world.

3. Host a Mo-ment and Spread Mo’ Love:
Invite a few friends to do something fun and easy on your social media platform to spread the word and maybe even go viral to get others involved.

4. Donate:
You can always contribute to the cause by donating to the Movember Foundation or any cancer organisations and mental health and suicide prevention centres.

Visit movember.com for mo' info!

Photo by Baran Lotfollahi & Jason Yoder on Unsplash

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