Indirectly of course. During the month of November men across the world will be embracing the practice of doing ridiculous things to raise money and awareness for a cause. Breast Cancer has Barbells for Boobs and pink ribbons, Prostate Cancer has Movember, which is kind of like wearing a pink ribbon, only it’s the same color as the hair on your head and you wear it on you lip. In the founder’s own words:
Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.
Simple. Grow a moustache, pushbroom, crumb-catcher, or fu manchu for 30 days just like your manly counterparts from the gilded or Reagan ages, raise money and awareness for prostate and other man-centric cancers. You can keep your moustache when it’s over.
So I’m committed to growing a moustache for 30 days for the Art of Manliness team. Beginning Movember 1st my lip won’t see a razor for 30 days. I’ve never had a moustache, or any other facial hair for that matter (with the exception of my most excellent sideburns), so this ought to be interesting. Do I need some wax? I’ll do a weekly update to show off my cookie-duster, and you can show your support by going to my Mo’ Space and donating, joining my team, or growing a ‘stache of your own.
See you in Movember. With a moustache.