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November is MovemberNovember 3, 2013

November is Movember

November is Movember

Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.comThe goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health."

By encouraging men (which the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, 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 healthier lifestyle.

Whether you are a sports fan that believes in the luck of the "stache" or you think it just looks great, November may be the only month where you are encouraged to grow out those scratchy whiskers.

HOW IT WORKS

Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30-days of November. After REGISTERING on Movember.com, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros act as walking and talking billboards, bringing awareness to men’s health issues and prompting conversations wherever they go.
 
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As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities.  Congratulations!  What an amazing movement to be a part of and to participate in.  Whether you are raising awareness for a cause that has affeted you or a friend, you should be commended for your efforts.  So, get registered and start working on your favourite style of stache...try out the horseshoe, the pencil, the handlebar, or a fu-manchu.  After all...it is only for 1 month and a great cause!
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