Monday, 1 November 2010

Movember!

Today is the first of November or 'Movember' as it has been nicknamed after a stunt to raise money for charity and to raise awareness about Prostate Cancer. The idea of the stunt is for men to have a complete shave on October 31st then throughout the month of November grow a moustache. Each person who takes part in the stunt needs to get friends and family to sponsor them and all donations made will be given to charity. Obviously this event is designed for men as they're the ones who more typically have facial hair but women can join in by making a donation and donning a fake tash for the day.
According to the Movember Website 'The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about men’s health. Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement. '
So come on guys it's time to shave and take part in Movember!

No comments: