If you are wondering why you are spotting many men walking around with moustaches, wonder no further!
Now into the 24th Day and 23rd day in some, Movember is a portmanteau of moustache and November, hence… Movember! From a simple event of 30 men growing their moustache for 30 days in Melbourne, Australia to raise awareness of prostate cancer and depression in men, Movember has since become a global campaign from Australia to South Africa, North America, Europe and Asia.
Men (called Mo Bros) are encouraged to get involved to help change the face of men’s health by being walking and talking billboards through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a more healthful lifestyle
Mo Bros participating in Movember usually will sign up for Movember and start the first day clean-shaven and dedicate the rest of the month to grow a fine moustache and raise funds by seeking sponsorship for their Mo growing efforts.
If you’d like to support me, you can click on the following link: http://mobro.co/ceddyt
Some of the personalities in Singapore sporting the Mo and supporting the cause: