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Moustache Madness (or Men Get Cancer, too)

Posted by on November 1, 2010

Yes, I know I didn’t use the American spelling (“mustache”), but it doesn’t work for Movember. What’s Movember? Well, think of it this way:

October is breast cancer awareness month, and it’s obvious that breast cancer has incredible PR. It’s not just October, either. Every year in cities around the country theer are breast cancer races run, put on by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. There are pink ribbons on cars, people wearing pink shirts, football flayers with pink-accented uniforms. Pink is everywhere, all year long.

Don’t get me wrong; there’s good reason for that. Breast cancer is a devastating disease that kills a lot of women, tears apart families, and leaves many survivors feeling incomplete.

However, the sad fact is that men have cancers that primarily affect them, too. So, a few fellows turned a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the mighty mousatache (“mo” in Australian slang) into a month-long campaign to raise awareness and money for efforts to cure men’s cancers.

After a bit of hesitation, I’ve decided that I can’t pass up an opportunity to promote beard-free lip hair while supporting a good cause. After all, isn’t a moustache so much cooler than a pink ribbon? Imagine a world full of well-groomed moustaches – and make it real!ย ๐Ÿ™‚