Perhaps you’ve noticed heaps of moustaches sprouting on men’s upper lips this month? Welcome to Movember!
Perhaps you’ve noticed heaps of moustaches sprouting on men’s upper lips this month? Welcome to Movember! We are the global men’s health organization that encourages men and women to register on Movember.com and grow or support the moustache for 30 days to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
Back in 2003 when I was challenged by my brother and some mates to grow a Mo (Aussie slang for moustache) for the month of November as a fun experiment (to see if we could put the Mo back on the face of fashion), I did not think that a decade later I would be the CEO and co-founder of a global men’s health organization that is the top non-government funder of prostate cancer research in the world.
For me, in 2003 it was just for fun, a social experiment alongside 30 other Mo Bros growing moustaches for the first time. What amazed us back then, was how many conversations and how much controversy the growth of a new moustache created. Bosses, family, even strangers on the street would stop, stare and ask, why the moustache?