Movember is an annual charity initiative that sees the sprouting of moustaches on guys around the globe during November, in a united movement for men’s health.
Committing their top lip for 30 hairy days these men (known as Mo Bros), effectively become walking, talking billboards and through their Mo growing efforts, raise vital funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Judging of Mr Movember will be at the Rainbow Beach Hotel on Thursday, 28th November, from 5.30. For every Parmi sold (includes a beer, wine or soft drink), $5 will be added to the 2013 Gen Mo cause. There will be auctions and raffles and two other categories Mo Bros could win.
There are only a few rules, start with a clean shaven face on November 1, and here’s what the website says about goatees and beards:
“No. A moustache is defined by these features:
1. There is to be no joining of the Mo to side burns, that’s a beard.
2. There is to be no joining of the Mo’s handlebars, that’s a goatee.
3. A small complimentary growth under the bottom lip is allowed (aka a tickler).”
Mo Sistas, often the driving force behind fine moustachery, whether it be a friend, colleague, family member, partner or boyfriend are very welcome too. These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men’s health issues and much needed funds for men’s health.
Men are typically more indifferent towards their health when compared to the efforts of women who proactively manage and publicly address their health concerns. As a result, levels of awareness, understanding and funding support for men’s health issues lag significantly behind that of other causes.
Using the moustache as a catalyst for conversation, Movember hopes to bring about change by providing men the opportunity to learn and talk about their health more openly and by encouraging men to take action.
The idea for Movember was conceived in Melbourne back in 2003, when 30 Moustaches were grown. Last year, over one million moustaches were grown across the world. So grow or support a Mo for Movember and see you at the Parmi night!
Rainbow Beach Hotel team Mo Bro Adam and Mo Sistas Narelle and Leona wonder who will be Mr Movember 2013