What is Movember?
It is a charity for men’s health, to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.
Why is it called Movember?
It’s a word formed out of Moustache and the month November. ‘Mo’ is also a slang word for moustache.
What are the participants going to do during this month?
Men start the month clean-shaven and let their mustache grow a moustache for the 30-days of November. They ask friends and family to donate money to the charity.
But not just men (Mo Bros) can participate. Also women (Mo Sistas) can follow this movement. They do everything that the men do, without the mustache.
At the end of the month, the participants (Mo Bros and Mo Sistas) celebrate their journey with their own event or at one of many official gala parties held around the world.
Where is it celebrated?
The movement began 2003 in Melbourne, Australia. Movember is now a global movement with more than 3 Million participates across 21 countries.
For more information visit the official Movember website: http://ca.movber.com/em
Chiara and Pierina, EC Vancouver interns.