Movember is that special month of the year in which we guys are encouraged to grow our moustaches. Why? Glad you asked. Here's how they explain it on the Movember website:
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.
Unfortunately, I happen to be one of those guys who can't grow much of a 'stache. If I don't shave, my beard comes in a lot thicker than my moustache, which makes me look like an Amish sea captain -- not a good look. Which is why I love a little 99 cent iPhone app called 'Stachetastic. Grab a picture from the photo library on your iPhone, and add anything from a wispy little soul patch to a massive Tom Selleck-Magnum PI scrub brush.