It’s the 1st of the month, hopefully the rent is in the mail and the bills are getting paid. It’s not just any month though, it’s November. And for many that means it’s the start of MOvember.
Legend has it MOvement was conceived in 1999 by a group of Australian men partaking in a month-long event involving the growing of mustaches.
During November each year, Movember encourages men from all walks of life to channel their inner Tom Selleck and grow the most classic mustache possible. The hope behind the MO’s is to promote men’s health. More specifically to raise vital funds and awareness towards the prevention of prostate cancer as well as other cancers that affect men.
As men, we tend to think we are invincible gladiators from the movie 300, but that’s not the case as it’s important we educate ourselves on possible health issues.
This MOvember 1st, join the fight by registering yourself or even better a team at Movember.com. Start off the month with a freshly shaven face and for the rest of the month sit back and enjoy the sacred piece of art underneath your nose!
More participants equals more promotion of mens health. Think of it this way, Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
MOvember is not just for dudes as women also understand the importance of having men nice and healthy. Mo Sistas are encouraged to register on MOvember.com to show support for their loved ones. Plus as we all know Men are heavily influenced by anything women do, so Mo Sistas please help by encouraging your men to grow that stache.
In 2010, over 64,500 US Mo Bros and Mo Sistas got on board, raising $7.5 million USD. There’s no reason to believe without all of our help MOvember can’t smash those numbers in 2011.
Throughout the month there will be various giveaways, weekly prizes, as well as weekly awards given out for specials categories. So stay tuned as GrindTV will be your source of everything happening this MOvember…
INTRODUCING team GrindMOedia…