… They were all voted among the 35 manliest moustaches of all time by the website ‘The art of Manliness’.
It might be hard to believe but the moustache, or ‘mo’ if you want to be trendy, was once a statement of virility. It seems that pride has now been replaced by embarrassment* and growing a moustache has become a painful and traumatic episode for many men (?!).
* unless you are a hipster. A moustache is then a must. Go figure!
Since 2003, this embarrassing moustache that makes me look like my grandpa has become a symbol, a symbol that is mainly used once a year for a cause that is apparently worth growing and grooming a ‘mo’ for: men’s health issues.
A few of us at work decided to become for a month Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. Our team, the Movem B Barter, composed of several enthusiastic fundraisers and led by a great captain, will either grow a moustache or take part to a daily active challenge from November 1st onwards until November 30th.
We are counting on friends and family’s generosity so let me quickly tell you what we are raising funds for…
This is a movement that aims to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Since 2003, millions of men and women have joined and raised over € 600 million, funding programs which focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. You can find more info under https://uk.movember.com/about/foundation
What’s a MoSista?
A lovely woman who, instead of growing and grooming a ‘mo’ (we wouldn’t judge her if she wanted to grow a moustache, less waxing is also ok) will challenge herself every day in a physical activity (big or small) to raise funds and awareness.
How can you be part of this?
We are happily accepting any donation while we are growing a ‘mo’ or doing our daily sport challenges. Every single cent counts and we thank you in advance for any support.
We thank our male colleagues for their commitment (may they survive this traumatic experience) and no matter how ridiculous they look, we hereby promise to keep our giggles behind their back because we are after all very proud of them for being part of this awareness month. We wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings when they are being sooo selfless, would we?
Let’s raise funds and awareness together because together, we are stronger.