Movember is coming…
Movember, the month formerly known as ‘November’, launches its 2014 campaign to Mo Bros and Mo Sistas in Yorkshire, encouraging men to shave off that stubble and sprout a moustache to raise awareness and funds for men’s health programmes.
Last year saw an impressive 20,000 people in the Yorkshire region grow together from the 1st of the month, becoming walking, talking billboards helping to generate awareness and raise vital funds as they wore Movember’s hairy ribbon, the Moustache for 30 days.
Whether it’s a Tom Selleck tuft or a Hulk Hogan handlebar, Mo Bros are encouraged to sign up at movember.com and get growing, with the support of their Mo Sistas. On average, the Movember campaign created 1.7 billion conversations around men’s health worldwide in 2013 with this year set to be even bigger.
“Our vision is to have an everlasting impact on men’s health, and the Movember moustache puts a fun twist on this serious issue. We encourage Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to sign up at Movember.com, grow and support awesome moustaches, and raise crucial awareness and funds to address the most pressing issues in prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health,” said Sarah Coghlan, UK Country Director for Movember. “We look forward to seeing Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across Yorkshire getting involved, and making it the hairiest Movember yet!”
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. We achieve this by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
Since Movember’s humble beginnings in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia when 30 men grew moustaches, Movember has become a truly global movement, inspiring more than 4 million men and women to participate across 21 countries. The Movember community has raised over £345 million, and has funded more than 800 programmes to date. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
Men and women sign up at Movember.com to grow or support the moustache. Men start November 1st clean-shaven and grow their moustache for 30 days, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their moustache- growing efforts.
Movember’s not just for men. Women who support men’s health, known as Mo Sistas, are an important part of Movember’s success. They get involved in the same way as men, except they don’t need to grow a moustache. They sign up at Movember.com, start a team, recruit the men in their lives to participate, donate, fundraise, plan and participate in events. Most importantly they rally the men they know to join the movement, grow moustaches and have important conversations about men’s health.
Keep your tache in tip top condition with these great products
Penhaligon’s Moustache Wax
Back after popular demand, the Penhaligon’s Moustache Wax will return to stores and online this November. Whether you are looking to add shape or body to your Mo, Penhaligon’s Moustache Wax is the must-have accessory for any respectable Mo Bro wanting to keep it neat this Movember.
The Moustache Wax is lightly scented with Sartorial; a contemporary interpretation of a classic Fougère. The traditional notes of oakmoss, tonka bean and lavender have been exquisitely stitched together with woods, ozonic and metallic effects, leather, violet leaf, honey and spices to create the perfect illusion of a tailor’s workroom.
Penhaligon’s are donating £2 for every tin sold via their website and in UK stores and concessions directly to Movember to support men’s health charities. The moustache wax will be retailed at £5.
This November will see the return of Movember, as men across the globe proudly join forces by growing moustaches to raise awareness of both prostate and testicular cancer. To help Mo Bros near and far sport fabulous facial fluff, British brand Kent Brushes are back with their limited edition Moustache Comb (MOV14, RRP £4.50). Designed and launched each year to raise money for the worthy cause, Kent’s mo’ maintainer is a home grower’s best friend, allowing charity-supporting gents across the land keep their woolly whiskers well-groomed.
Newly launched in navy and embossed with this year’s ‘Home Grown’ and ‘Made in Movember’ mantras, 2014’s Mo Comb helps motivate Mo Bros keep their hairy heroes as neat as possible throughout their 30-day journey. Handmade, the teeth of the comb are saw cut, polished and then buffed to create a soft, rounded shape that will glide effortlessly through manly moustaches to ensure a handle is kept over those handlebars! Small yet show-stopping, Kent’s Mo Comb is part of the official Mo-Merchandise, with £2 from every one sold on kentbrushes.com going straight to the charity to help change the face of men’s health.
So, as 2014 makes way for Movember, get going with your home grown tribute and support one mighty cause! Armed with the miniscule, yet mighty Mo’ Comb, you can tame that ‘tash and fly the flag for men’s health with the ultimate top lip tribute!
Stockists: Kent’s Official Movember Moustache Comb will be available from www.kentbrushes.com.