Are you ready to Mo?
'Mo', short for moustache, comes together with November each year for Movember - a month-long celebration of the moustache, dedicated to raising money and awareness for health-issues and cancers that affect men.
Movember was first dreamed up in 2003 over a few beers in Australia. A simple plan to have a bit of fun and bring back the 'moustache' whilst doing something for men's health. Inspired by the effort women had made towards breast cancer charities, the Mo Bros set themselves up for a global men's health movement.
In 2004, the focus was on raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men - prostate cancer. The Movember campaign has grown each year since then and is now supported around the world.
Last year saw over 112,000 UK Mo Bros and Mo Sistas get on board, raising £11.7 million for The Prostate Cancer Charity (TPCC) - the UK's leading Prostate Cancer charity.
So let's get you Motivated:
If you are taking the challenge and cultivating your own Mo this November consider the mighty tash's of these legendary greats:
Every individual who registers can create a Mo Space where they can upload pictures of their moustache through each stage during the 30 days. Friends, family and even strangers can rate their Mo Space and see online donations and messages.
Grow, show and connect with your fellow Mo's online. Check out the Top Mo Spaces, Mo Tweets, Mo Photos, Mo Stories, Moscars and much more.
A mobile app for iPhone, iPod and iPad users who want to download a photo of their Mo-gress each day and share Mo Space updates on the go. You can also request donations, check your fundraising total, recruit mates to join Movember and have some Mo Fun.
*Ritual Beauty will remove your Mo FREE OF CHARGE for charity using their new Traditional Cut Throat Shave service. With their fantastic 'The Shave Doctor' products your appointment will include a facial wash/scrub, hot towels, 2 cut throat shaves, cold towels and moisturiser. Whilst the hot towels are on, you will also receive a complimentary scalp massage. Contact Sarah to make appointment*
Females are not left out though, as they are invited, as Mo Sistas to support their Mo Bros. Get creative and create your own fake moustaches, organise a Movember party, or bake Mo Cookies to help raise funds.
For those of you new to Movember, we hope to have Motivated you and challenge you to join in changing the face of men's health!
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