Movember - Changing the Face of Men's Health
The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. The guys behind it joked about 80's fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back. In order to justify their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.
A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations. What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking billboard for the cause as his new look opens the door for him to talk about cancers affecting men – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. Each Movember culminates in a Gala Partè in major cities around the globe where Mo Bros dress up to match their Mo, channeling the likes of Tom Selleck, Gandhi and Ron Burgandy, vying for the ultimate accolade: Man of Movember.
While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who support their guys) form an important part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds and attending Movember events.
Register as a Team, or as individuals a MoBro or a MoSista
Follow this link and register today - have a picture and information blurb about why you are participating ready to enter.
Check out our Movember Events
We will be celebrate nature’s finest bounty – the moustache – at Elbow Beach this year. As sponsors for Movember, Elbow Beach will be welcoming MoBros, MoSistas and supporters to two hairy events. Click here for details on the Clean Shave Launch Party and the MoFinale.
Download your Movember Guide
Including a style guide, official rules, information on Movember services at The Spa at Elbow Beach and a Movember pledge form. Click here.
Programmes Movember FUNDs
Please click here to learn more about Movember - the rules, style guides, you-tube videos and more!