Last year in November I grew a mustache. It did not look good. When it came in it had grey hair, annoyed the corners of my mouth and I just looked funny with it. That doesn’t matter to me because this November I am growing it back and inviting anyone I can to do the same thing. You know October is breast cancer awareness month. Well November, or should I say Movember (1) was created to change the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation has raised over $550 Million to date improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow mustaches during Movember to spark conversation and raise funds for men’s health programs.
It’s simple and mostly meant for the male race but we all know that the ladies will have a lot to say about it. There are Five Rules (2) and they are: 1. Sign up on the website and join my group ‘Knights of the Mustache Table’(3). I am not asking for money, I just want more people to know about the foundation. I want you to be part of the 4 million mustaches that have been grown worldwide. 2. Shave your upper lip clean November 1st and grow and groom a mustache for the whole month. 3. No fakes! No beards, no goatees, no taping fuzz to your lip. 4. Use your experience and interact with people when they ask about your mustache during the month. Raise awareness on men’s health and show them how much you care about your fellow man. 5. Conduct yourself like a gentleman. Be a model and proud Knight of the Mustache Table. 6. Share with me your experiences. Men need men to support themselves. I want to be here for you.
This shouldn’t be hard. Convince your significant other to let you shave your upper lip bare and just grow a mustache for the month. Share with others why you are doing it. Share with me your experiences. Please join me.