Movember ( moustache and "November") is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health."
By encouraging men (which the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Known affectionately as Mo Bros and Mo Sistas – participants re-register each year on www.movember.com from 15 September when the updated site featuring the new creative and campaign theme goes live. Upon registering either as a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, you have the choice to participate as an individual or to start or join a team – which has proven to be more effective in creating awareness. The rules are simple, once registered, start clean shaven on 1st November. During movember these Mo Bros groom their way through the month, they effectively become walking-talking billboards for men's health issues, driving the conversation, and in turn awareness while securing donations or sponsorship for their moustaches through their grooming efforts and fine moustachery.
In Singapore Movember is partnered with Singapore Cancer Society , where funds raised from each campaign are allocated towards men's health survivorship and research programmes. From teachers to CEOs, policemen, doctors, students and musicians – these dedicated men become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of Movember – and thereby prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issues of men's health.
This time , Pravasi Express Team is also joining hands with movember and campainging for this great cause. do join us and extend your support to spread the “Mo” news…
Click on the below link and join the team, share your movember pics and stories as a motivation to the society….
Official Movember rules for growing and grooming a mo:
- 1.Every year Mo Bros and Sistas have to re-register on Movember.com. Each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face.
- 2.For the entire month of Movember each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache.
- 3.There is to be no joining of the Mo to your side burns. That's considered a beard.
- 4.There is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin. That's considered a goatee.
- 5.Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman…
United we Mo. Let's Mo…