What is Movember?
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown into a global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate. No matter the city or country, Movember strives to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.
Why is this important? Because we all have men in our lives (young and old) who we want to stay healthy and vibrant, and being pro-active about their health is one of the best ways to do that.On November 1st, you can register at Movember with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, 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.
In 2010, over 64,500 US Mo Bros and Mo Sistas helped spread the word.
Shauna and Stephen first made their mustache on a stick over 5 years ago. It all started because Stephen can't grow one of his own (it's sad but true). Naturally, he dreamt of all the staches he wish he could grow and started carving them from wood. one day, Shauna came home to find his collection and immediately said "Stephen, put those on a stick". The rest is photo booth history. They've made hundreds, probably over a thousand and still love seeing photos of them in use.
Looking dapper and handsome isn't the only reason to pose for a photo with a mustache on a stick. Recently, Stephen met with the fellas who started "Movember" a campaign to raise awareness about men's health (specifically cancer). A few years ago stephen's father was diagnosed and beat prostate cancer so the mission of this group is close to their hearts. Shauna, Stephen & I wanted to get involved so we're sharing their classic mustache on a stick with as many people as we can and telling them about Movember.
In order to win a mustache on a stick of your very own, courtesy of SomethingsHidingInHere:
1. Visit the Movember website.2. Leave a comment on THIS post letting me know that you have done so. You may gain an extra entry each by linking to this post on your Twitter, Facebook or blog. Just make sure to let me know in your comment so that I can accurately keep track of your entries!
I will randomly choose a winner on the evening of Sunday, October 16 and notify Shauna and Stephen so that they can send the lucky winner their mustache.
Thank you so much for entering and for helping to spread the word about Movember!