With November quickly approaching it’s almost time for “No Shave November,” a tradition more commonly known as “Movember.” For those unfamiliar with this holiday, it’s the one-month where all men stop shaving and let their moustaches grow. The moustaches are intended to promote conversations, raise funds and spread overall awareness about serious men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems.This year here at 18|8 we want to take part in this beloved tradition, so we’re helping out with the first rule of Movember on November 1st with our “Shave The Date” event.
Come in on November 1st and we’ll give you a straight edge shave so that you can start off Movember the right way with a clean shave. We will donate all proceeds from our Shave The Date Event to the Movember Foundation.
The History of Movember
Most are surprised to find out Movember all started as a simple dare in an Australian pub in 2003 amongst friends as a way to bring back the famous 70s moustache, also known as the “stache.” At the end of the month the group of friends got together to award the best and worst moustaches. After having so much fun growing out their moustaches for the month of November, this group of friends went on to form the Movember Foundation. A foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health issues.
Fast forward to present day and the Movember Foundation has helped to foster the spread of Movember among friends, colleagues, families and coworkers all over the globe for the last 11 years raising over $559 million for their cause. Those men who support the efforts of the Movember foundation by growing out their moustaches and encouraging friends and family to donate money to their efforts are called “Mo bros.”
Women are also frequently involved in Movember, of course growing a moustache is not required but rather women do their part by encouraging men in their lives to grow moustaches to raise money and promote conversations about the men’s health issues. These women are known as “Mo Sistas.”
Are you thinking of participating in Movember as Mo Bro or Mo Sista? Read up on some of the rules below:
- Start the month clean-shaven
- For the month of Movember each Mo Bro must grow and groom the moustache
- No faking: no beards, no goatees and no fake moustach