It’s one of those things you just want to be a part of… Movember. It’s fun and silly and VERY effective as an awareness campaign for men’s health. If you haven’t gotten involved yet, it’s not too late. You can still grow your mo, donate, party and share here in Chicago with your Mo Bro’s and Mo Sista’s.
Check out the video interview I created with Mo Bros Dave and Austin on Thanksgiving day (Yes, we all took a break from eating for this promo). You can donate to Austin & Dave’s team, Hurricane Ditka here, or my much less impressive Mo Sista page here.
If you are in Chicago, November 30, I highly recommend you get your ticket to the Gala Parte at Excalibur. Come dressed in your best Mo-inspired costumes and don’t forget your camera! Check out my pictures from last year.
Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.
The Movember Effect: Awareness & Education, Survivorship, Research
The funds raised in the US support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.