For over 20 years, Movember has sought to raise awareness about men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. It’s a movement that has literally grown on the faces of men everywhere as evidenced by the annual spike in moustaches every November.
Movember began in 2003 by two gents from Australia who (over a beer of all things…imagine!) wondered if they could bring back the seemingly bygone trend of sporting a moustache. They found 30 participants willing to help them that first go-round. However, the experiment spawned a great deal of conversation and they quickly realized the public relations and cause-leveraging power of this idea. Since that time, Movember has grown (no pun intended) into a global annual phenomenon committed to changing the face (pun intended) of men’s health everywhere.
If the idea of sporting a ‘stache is something you’ve always wanted to try, Movember is the perfect time to give it a go. If you’re looking for inspiration, you can download this handy, dandy Moustache Style Guide from the good folks at Movember.com.