It’s that time of year again when all the secret moustache lovers of the world get to grow the facial accessorie that made Tom Selleck so famous. The moustache is bringing sexy back but it’s not just about looking good, it’s for a good cause too.
Movember is a world-wide charity event aimed at raising awareness and funds for men’s health and in particular prostate cancer. The idea is that starting from November, men from around the world, or Mo’s as they are better known, start with a freshly shaven face and then grow a moustache for the whole month of November. They can easily setup their own mo-styled charity at Movember.com and ask people for donations to keep their mo growing strong.
Funds raised to-date are around £106 million and growing which is an incredible feet considering Movember’s humble beginnings started back in Australia in 2003. In 2010, in the UK alone there were over 112 000 registered mo’s raising over £11 million for prostate and testicular cancer. Let’s hope 2011 raises the bar and raises some much needed funds for men’s health.
If you have a friend or work colleague taking part then help a brother out and give him some cash 🙂
Win with Movember
We wanted to see how many UK2 customers are taking part in Movember.
Send us a pic of your Movember and you could win 6 months free hosting*, 5 POP email addresses and the Business Booster bundle!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your pictures and we’ll select the best looking or most outrageous moustache to win!* Competition closes 30th November. Competition open to UK2 customers only. 6 month’s free hosting added to your current hosting package. Your picture will be used on UK2’s blog. Judges decision is final.
And the Winner is Rob Harper! Congrats Rob! Loving the mo!—
More info on Movember provided by Movember UK.
The Movember Effect: Awareness & Education, Survivorship, Research
The funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male specific cancers – prostate and testicular cancer. The funds raised are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research. Together, these channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.