It’s that time of year again...Movember! That very hairy, but important time when men’s health issues are brought to the forefront through the power of the ‘stache. Motion Source has formed a team for the second year to raise awareness and funds through the Movember Foundation. Once again, we will join the movement by putting down the razors and standing up for men’s health.
You don’t have to look far in our office for a few key items: flannels, La Croix, and some type of facial hair (mostly beards). But Movember is the month of the mustache! “The Men of Motion Source” team will commit to the challenge through the Movember Foundation, whose goal is to “change the face of men’s health.”
A reminder of the rules: Each Mo Bro (the male participants) must start clean-shaven on November 1st, and for the entire month, grow out and maintain a mustache. Mo Sistas (the female participants) can recruit a team to raise money, make a personal donation to a Mo Bro, and show overall support to Mo Bros in their challenge.
The Movember Foundation, founded in Australia, has become a global charity. Funds raised through the Movember US campaign go towards supporting men’s health programs supporting prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. These programs are funded either directly by the Movember Foundation or through the health partners.
We get that on the surface, it seems a little silly; it’s just a moustache, after all. But we are tackling some serious issues in this not-so-serious way. The hope is that we can inspire donations, conversations, and real change.
“From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world.
Movember's success can largely be attributed to the strength of the global community. Regardless of the city in which we live, we're part of something bigger, united by a commitment to help change the face of men’s health.”
Movember Fun Facts:
Participating countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA
5,542,507 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003 (and counting)
1,200 men’s health projects funded since 2003
So, friends, family, and fellow facial hair enthusiasts, you have been warned! Now, I mustache you a question...will you join us?