It’s your month!
Movember – a mustache growing charity event held during November each year. Apparently you start the month clean-shaven and end it with a mustache, raising “money and awareness about male health issues” on the way.And pinch me on this. This game has got its own rules!
- You must begin the 1st of November with a clean shaven face.(better late than never)
- You grow/groom a mustache for the entire month of November.
- No joining of the mo to your sideburns.
- No joining of the handlebars to your chin (that is considered a goatee).
- You must conduct yourself as a true country gentleman.
This is so cool. well, it started for a cause and because its fun, they do gain a lot out of the event. The event was conceived in 1999 by a group of Australian men from Melbourne. It is also known as “Novembeard”. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for mens health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. And since then, it has spread around the world. Just to make you realize the pop – Over 15.2 million dollars were raised by Canada alone in 2010 which made it ahead of all other countries participating in the campaign including Australia where this campaign began seven years ago (as stated here).
People around the world have their own inspiring icons and they grow their own epic mustaches! Who could have thought to go back into the 80’s fashion?? Who knew just growing of some facial hair would lead to a global movement?
Some of Charlie Chaplin, Dali, Tom Selleck and Sam Elliot craving!