This year, the men of Haartek Salon are proud to be Mo Bros, growing upper lip warmers to raise funds and awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer research.
The month of November is now unofficially called Movember, and starting November 1st, guys register themselves at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face in order to get sponsored for growing a moustache (or a mo). Over 1.1 million men take part in Movember worldwide and funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada.
Besides being an excuse to grow a sweet ‘stache, Movember’s goal is to change the stubborn habits and attitudes surrounding men’s health. Too often men ignore or dismiss medical problems but Movember aims to educate men about the risks they face and get them to act on that knowledge and increase their chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment. As it says on their website:
“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.”
So in honour of Movember, here are some of Haartek’s favourite mustachioed faces, sure to inspire our men’s mo’s.
In 2010, Movember raised 22.3 million dollars in Canada and hopes that 2011 will top it. This is the first year that Haartek will be raising funds as a team and we’re pretty darn excited to see who will grow the best mo (and raise the most money for it!)