Even mo’ reason to grow one…

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What’s a mo’ mean to you? Do you like it when guys sport the look? Or does the mo’ leave you feeling shocked as to why all of a sudden you’re suspicious of the person sporting it?

Whatever your reaction, it seems less and less people are equating the mo’ with evil World War II dictators or silent French comic actors, and getting to think of the facial bush’s more noble causes. We’re speaking mainly, of course, of Movember.

This year marks a 10-year milesone for Movember, so it’s fitting that the group are dubbing themselves the distinguished moniker of Movember & Sons for 2012. Tomorrow 1st November will see willing and able men, both young and old, start with a clean-shaven face, and for the rest of the month shave and style their upper lip hair into a piece of hairy art worthy of entering into the moustache hall of fame.

It’s all done for charity, with the intention of raising awareness for two highly debilitating, yet equally unspoken of mens’ health issues: depression and prostate cancer. The gist is that the mo’ will prompt conversation about these usually stigmatised yet important issues.

Even better news is the amount of money that goes to quality programs. In 2011, 854,288 international Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised $124 million for programs focused on mental health and prostate cancer (making Movember the largest non-government funder of prostate cancer in the world). With more mo’ related puns than you can possibly i-mo-gine, the official Movember website has all the information needed for potential mo’ enthusiasts to register for the event.

Remember, it’s never too late to start afresh and grow one, guys!


Visit www.movember.com or click on the mo’ above to get in on the hirsute action.