Happy Movember! Don’t get me wrong—here at Dickey’s HQ, we’re definitely excited about Thanksgiving, but this is important too. The Movember campaign raises awareness of men’s health issues (particularly prostate cancer and testicular cancer). Ladies have pink—us - men have something a bit more permanent and…natural. That’s right, a mustache/beard. Hopefully you’re noticing more men fashioning a stash recently; raising awareness and “changing the face of men’s health.” So next time you see someone with one, please say “Happy Movember”, or even a “Good beard to you, sir”. In honor of No Shave November/Movember and supporting the cause to raise awareness of men’s health issues, I bring you the origins of this fantastic holiday along with a few “mo foods”.
The month of November in recent years has been aligned with charities that use facial hair to raise awareness for men's health. Movember started in Australia in 2003 and has grown into a global effort. To participate, men grow mustaches to spark conversation and raise money for men's health programs involving prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
No-Shave November, started in 2009, encourages participants to grow hair — whether it's a beard, or a mustache — and donate the money participants would normally spend on grooming for the month to the American Cancer Society.
How are you participating in Movember or No-Shave November? Are you particularly proud of the facial hair you've grown? If so, we want to see it. Leave a photo in the comments or tweet it to us @Dickeys.