It’s Movember again, and soon men of all ages are going to start showing off their moustaches for a good cause. But despite the amount of people who participate in Movember, very few really understand what the hairy month is all about. So why do men, and even some women, around the world participate in Movember? What is Movember about, really?
Here’s the thing: just like there can be a lot of stigma around certain elements of women’s health, there is also a lot of stigma about men’s health. Specifically, testicular, prostate and mental health. Men are supposed to be tough, and they musn’t talk about their issues. And that’s the problem. Our father’s, brothers, friends and partners are facing a health crisis that they feel they can’t talk about. Sadly, this results in deaths that happen way too young. Silence is not an option anymore.
Movember Takes Action
Movember is more than just a month; it’s actually a charity that works with many different charities to improve men’s health. They aren’t just a charity, but the leading one. They tackle prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health and suicide prevention. Over the last 16+ years, they’ve funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects globally.
The organization vows to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030. They also accept donations, and report on every initiative they have, or support. That way you can see exactly what effect your donation is having to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives.
They started quite humbly, with only 30 moustaches. Now, they have over 5 million participants in Movember every year – making the initiative a truly global one. Every Mo Sista and Mo Bro that participates helps raise awareness of very important, and often neglected issues.
Bros and Mo Sistas can see how their support is changing the lives of men around the world. We highly recommend that you check out the Movember website, and pledge your Mo for Movember!
There are a few rules that apply to the month, for all of you who are interested in participating! Don’t worry, they’re very easy:
- Start of with a Clean Slate
On November 1st, shave off everything. Your beard, sideburns, moustache – just a pretty, clean face ready to sprout your glorious moustache. To be a Mo Bro, the beard has got to go!
- Let It Grow, Let It Grow
If you sang that to the tune of ‘Let it Go’, you can be forgiven. Now that you’ve shaved off everything, it’s time to start growing your moustache. There are so many options to choose from! You can grow a natural moustache, or recreate a famous look. You can even just shave off your beard, drawing attention to your moustache alone. Have fun with it! Remember, your ‘stache should draw attention. Let people ask you about it, and explain to them what Movember is all about.
- No Beards!
We have to say it again. No beards allowed. Movember is all about the ‘stache! And no, sideburns connecting to a beard does not count. Sorry!
This one is completely optional, but we would definitely encourage it. You can visit the Movember Donation page to make your contribution towards this charity.
Movember and Men’s Health Awareness at Organies Genoeg
We care a lot about the men in our lives here at Organies Genoeg. Our male guests are welcome to join us during this month for a wonderful Ozone Steam Sauna Session – we even have discounts on all our services for the month! The Steam Sauna has a lot of health benefits, and we would love to share them with you.