Movember (or the month formerly known as November) is an annual moustache growing event that raises money and awareness for men’s health issues, particularly prostate and other cancers affecting men. From Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, Movember has grown into an enormous global movement since its humble Australian beginnings in 2003. Over 1 million people have gotten involved, helping to raise over $175 million so far.
The rules for participating are quite simple: with a clean-shaven face, men register at Movember.com on the 1st day of
November Movember. For the next 30 days, these men (known as Mo Bros) grow, groom, trim and wax their way into fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives (the Mo Sistas), Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the entire month, raising funds by soliciting sponsors for their Mo-growing efforts. At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate the culmination of their efforts with a Movember party.
There are plenty of events you can attend at the end of Movember, from local ones in your home (yes, YOUR home) or town, to Gala Partes all over the world. But who wants to wait until the end of the month? Certainly not me! Here are a number of ways to help you celebrate Movember all month long.
DONATE: A portion of the proceeds from each of the items below will go directly to the Movember foundation. Any of these would be an easy way to celebrate and participate.
ADORN: Why not adorn yourself with mustache jewelry? It comes in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors so there’s plenty to choose from for both men AND women!
WEAR: A mustache doesn’t just have to be worn on your face. Why not sport a t-shirt to show your support for Movember? Funny, cute, cheeky, some even down-right dirty, there’s a tee out there to please every personality!
CARRY: How about a cheeky mustache accessory? For long trips, short trips and everything in between, these should take care of your keys, money, books, clothe or whatever you need to tote around.
EAT: I don’t need a reason to eat a tasty treat, but in case you do, there are plenty of mustache themed candies, chocolates, cookies and cakes to go around.
DRINK: Care for a spot of tea? Whether it’s beer, wine, coffee, or water, there’s a mustache accessory to go with whatever it is you fancy! I’ll take the pint glasses, myself!
DECORATE: Why not bring some stache-y stylings into your home too. From artwork to don your walls, pillows to lay your head, and oversized magnets to put wherever, there’s a little something for every room, in every style.
SHARE: There is one basic requirement for any Movember (or Movember-themed) party and that’s a mustache. You should have one and so should all of your guests! These will guarantee your Movember party is the best on the block!
So what are you waiting for? Get growing!