Alright, alright, alright all you baby-faced rugrats and woolly wombats, it’s November and you know what that means for you and your face furniture; time to hibernate the grooming kit because its Movember. And don’t you dare ask what’s Movember – you might experience a closer shave than Gillette can offer. Or Sweeney Todd.
In order to celebrate this month-long budding of the lip foliage, we must take a short trip down under to the Adelaidean lands, and back in time to 1999. It is there where a group of young males decided to grow their “mos” for charity during the month of November. 5 years later, 30 Melbourne men would dedicate 30 days to their facial fur in order to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression in men. Later, this group would become the Movember Foundation, raising over $174-million between our little tip of Southern Africa, riding along to Europe and reaching North America.
Along with prepping the upper-lipholstery, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of their physical health, and live healthy lifestyles because quite frankly, men are dying young. This YOLO generation, dabbing their way through life need to wake up to the reality of the silent killers threatening their young lives, and what better way to raise awareness than through a finely groomed mug-rug.
Movember is calling you out. Sign up, drape on that lip sweater, and put the call out to other men. Raise awareness. Get involved. Man up.
For more information on how you can get involved during Movember, visit the Movember Foundation site: movember.com.