Mo' Hair. Mo' Support.
There are many perks to being a man. Like being able to grow facial hair, for instance. Some may not see that as a perk, but it truly is. How, you ask? Because we can let our manly facial locks grow out as stubble rough enough to rival sand paper, passing it off as a “grunge look." Or simply state that we’re going for that "not-having-shaved-in-two-days-male-model-stubble-look." Women can't do that. Sorry, ladies. We didn't make the rules.
Now, being able to groom (or not groom) your face is an awesome privilege, but it’s especially awesome during this month of November. Or, “Movember," as it's called. That's right, this is the month that men grow out their sweet 'staches—for solidarity—and for the worthy cause of Prostate Cancer Awareness. Prostate cancer is running rampant, and we need to be aware of it—and help prevent it by getting check-ups on time. You don’t want to get a check-up, do you? No one does. But unfortunately there are things we need to do in life—like sitting through a recorded rerun of Oprah just to appease our better halves.
In any case, it’s time for you to show your bushy-bearded brethren your support by growing a Movember mustache. From a Ron Swanson 'stache - the manliest of men - to a biker-esque handlebar “lip brow” to full blown Duck Dynasty-esque beards—and beyond—this is when men let their facial follicles hold hands and sing Kumbaya.
But Movember isn’t just for the men—the ladies can get involved too. Sure, they can’t grow a mustache (hopefully they can’t), but Movember lady supporters (called Mo Sistas) can register online and support the “Mo Bros” in their lives—helping spread the message of men’s health and the importance of getting regular check-ups. Mo Sistas can also show their support on their friends’ Facebook pages. Because fighting cancer is a team effort—whether you can grow facial hair or not.
So show your support for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Let your razor collect dust this month, let your “upper lip locks” flow—and unite with Mo Sistas & Mo Bros everywhere to spread the word and beat the cancer beast.
For more information on Prostate Cancer Awareness, to register as a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, visit http://us.movember.com/.