Well. It’s that time of year again. Moustache Season. ‘Tis the time where men shave off all their facial hair and start to grow, in their own fashion, a good old solid “Mo”. What is a “Mo” you ask? Well, with our generation’s uncanny ability to shorten ever single word in the English language to make them more contemporary and hip, a “Mo” is a moustache.
Movember is a month long awareness and fundraising campaign for prostate cancer and prostate cancer research. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada. With nearly 119,000 participants in Canada, $22.3 million CAD was raised in the 2010 campaign!
How does it work? Well, Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, according to the Movember Canada website they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
This year, probably in accordance with a current trend of facial hair and plaid shirts among young men, Movember has gone ahead with a woodsy, lumberjack-type theme. I’m totally down with this as I basically fantasize daily about hot-woodsy guys sweeping me off my feet and carrying me to their cabins deep into the forest, where we make sweet love by the fire all night long. Think Joe Manganiello (True Blood, My Dreams) Woof.
Here at the Gaily, we boys can appreciate a cool lookin’ Mo, especially on a hot guy. We also give a hot–damn about men’s health and want to do anything we can within and beyond our community to support awareness and research. Prostates need more love and less cancer! So we put together a small group of (ho)Mo Bros and are raising money and prostate health awareness here at the Gaily for the month of November.
We will each have small profiles and photo updates each week! See our Mos grow from that awkward teenager stage to a thick and healthy looking Mo, worthy of tickling any part of your partner’s anatomy (if they’re into that).
To kick off Movember, Gaily writer and co-founder Tyrone Smith and I were asked to come on the CBC Radio show, Homerun. We chatted with host Sue Smith about Movember and what it means to start something off on a community level, spreading awareness about prostate cancer while wearing a Mo and raising some funds!
Listen to us on the show:
Ty and myself then headed off to the Burgundy Lion, a proud participant in Montreal’s Movember activities, to take in a few beers and watch the “Shave Off”. November 1st was the day to shave it all off!
It’s only DAY 2 and we got some more ‘stache to grow and more funds to raise. This Month, the Gaily will be dedicated to raising awareness of Movember events in your area (including our own TBA)! See how you can get involved for a great cause!
Check out our profiles and check into our progress! And PLEASE DONATE to our TEAM!
Our member’s pages:
#TeamGaily on Movember: Fundraising Page