This Movember, the month formerly known as November, men from Yorkshire and across the country are being asked to rid themselves of their stubble and grow a moustache to help raise both awareness and money for men’s health programmes in cancer and mental health.
Anything grows from a Tom Selleck tuft to a Hulk Hogan Handlebar, or anything in-between.
Last November saw 20,000 people in Yorkshire come together and wear their hairy ribbon, the moustache for 30 days, with an average of 1.7 billion conversations around men’s health generated worldwide.
Movember is not just about Mo Bros, women who support men’s health are called Mo Sista’s and play a significant part in the success of Movember. They don’t have to grow a moustache to get involved; they can sign up at Movember.com, donate, fundraise and get the men in their lives to help make this year the hairiest Movember yet.
Sarah Coghlan, UK Country Director for Movember said The Movember Foundation’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on men’s health.
“We encourage Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to sign up at Movember.com, grow and support awesome moustaches, and raise crucial awareness and funds to address the most pressing issues in prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.”
The Movember event began in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 when 30 men grew moustaches – since then it has become a global movement inspiring 4 million men and women in 21 countries to get involved – raising over £345 million and funding over 800 programmes to date.
[Originally found at: http://shu-media.co.uk/news/anything-grows-for-yorkshire-men-this-movember/]