Thursday, September 4, 2008


Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.

At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache, raising money and awareness along the way...

Men lack awareness about the very real health issue they face, have an attitude that they have to be tough - "a real man" and are reluctant to see a doctor about an illness or to go for regular medical checks.The aim of Movember is to change this attitude.

Make men's health fun by putting the moustache back on the face of Canadian men and raising some serious funds for prostate cancer.

You had me at "moustache growing charity".

Honestly. This has to go down as the greatest charity event of all-time. Ever since the day I landed what might be construed as a "real job", I've been looking for an excuse to grow a heinous, hideous, peterfile-worthy 'stache... And now I get to do it for charity?

Gentlemen, if you too have been looking for a reason to grow the kind of flavour-saver that will have mothers grabbing the hands of their small children and moving swiftly away, look no further than Movember. Because when you get right down to it, no matter how abominable or repulsive your Burt Reynolds tribute, your boss can't ever ask you to shave it during the course of the month... Unless he's a fan of prostate cancer, of course.

So go through your late '70's baseball card collections and pick out a suitable 'stache. Rock the handlebar. Come strong with the Fu Manchu. Or go balls deep with the Toothbrush. But come the first of Movember, don't be shy about growing that ultimate-tribute-to-manhood.

Just remember: it was good enough for John L. Sullivan. It was good enough for Salvador Dali. It was good enough for Keith Hernandez.

And it's all in the name of charity.

(By the way, if you aren't clicking on the hyperlinked text, you're doing yourself a grave disservice)


Anonymous said...

I've looked up some info on the Movember sight and there is a catagory for best team. I say we get a team together.
- Richie

Anonymous said...

sorry I meant to say "category"

Sean McCallum said...

Moustache team?... Richie, I'm so down. I'll leave it up to you to pick the name, but I'm hoping it will include the words "Free", "Moustache", and "Rides".

Anonymous said...


Blake said...

Please pick me up off waivers for this team... i'm wearing a miniture lanny Mac right now!