It is that time of the year once again, where all the “okes” whip out their moustaches and flaunt them for a cause. So as we start hearing about this, we start to see all the hair that suddenly starts to surround us. Let’s consider what Movember is actually about. It’s not just about who has the Salvador Dali or the Chapman, as there is a deeper meaning and cause behind why we do this. It’s Movember, but it’s not just about the Dali.
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Established in 2003, with millions who have joined the men’s health movement, it has raised R5.7 billion and has funded over 1000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
The reason for this movement is simple: the state of men’s health is in a crisis. Men are dying too young. On average across the world men die 6 years earlier than women. Poor mental health contributes to this as men are affected more by a poor mental state than what women are. Three quarters of suicides are by men. The World Health Organisation estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide globally each year. This is a number that needs to go down, imagine around the world according to statistics that one man dies from suicide every minute.
Prostate and testicular cancer has a substantial impact on the lives of young men and their families and friends. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. By 2030 the number of prostate cancer cases are expected to double to a mind blowing 1.7 million cases.
The world is oblivious to these health statistics and Movember creates a platform where for one month every year, all the men participating in this movement faces become a billboard to promote a healthier life’s for men.
But with that being said, billboards draw attention. So instead of just growing the standard moustache you must do something creative to stand out from the rest. Draw attention to yourself and when people ask you why, tell them what it’s about. This is the purpose of Movember, creating awareness and letting people know what it stands for.
Here are a few Movember ideas you can explore:
Just like the magnificent Salvador Dali who stood out for his flamboyant and sometimes outrageous personality and creative flair that few have seen before he created his pieces. His moustache was his signature, there is a reason they call it the Dali moustache.
More subtle and laid back is the Hendrix. Unfortunately not all of us have the gift of growing any desired moustache, some of us have to do what we can with what we have. So if your moustache is like mine and just does not put out so much, go for the nice and sleek Hendrix.
Yes, yes it is, Freddie Mercury. With his majestic full moustache but still maintained to look neat and professional. For those who can’t go all out because of work or whatever other reason. Keep it neat and I am sure you won’t have any troubles.
So now that you have some options to go by. Get that moustache going if you haven’t already and make this Movember extravagant and outrageous! Spread the word of what it actually is and remember why you do it.
For more information on visit Movember
Information Source: www.movember.com
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