Movember! the word is a blend of the Moustache “mo”, and “November”.
This is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November, to raise awareness of various cancers and depression in men. Funds are collected then donated to support, research and treat the ailment. The goal of “Movember” is to “change the face” of men’s health.
Most good sparks spill over at an offhand meet and this too coincidentally started at a pub.
The movement started in Australia in 1999 with a group who termed themselves “Movember”. They sported mustaches through out November to be identified and attached to the cause.
30 days in November and 30 people it started with.
The word caught on and events were organized to raise funds for the cause, later fashion identified with it. People participated for the best upper lip mane, a winner was chosen and crowned. The winner is then known as the face of the movement for that entire year.
The wave of the cause has reached other shores. It was no longer country specific, but a cause to help men-kind.
One may not be linked to the foundation but one sure has known cancer and depression at least through loved ones.
That mane above the lip was a chauvinistic statement of manhood in yester cinema. Though the lines sound quiet clichéd, but only the man can have one. So MAN UP. There could be awareness and events in your city. Take part, wear your best wears, take home the prizes, socialise, meet new people. It would be fun and your fun could just translate into another’s recovery.
Sport one this November, it could be thin, it could be handle bar, it could also be a beard. Let that beard or moustache remind one that you stood ground for a cause. Ace Infiniti says let’s deprive the world of CANCER, and let us start NOW!