Movember in Full Whiskery Swing
By Alyssa De Rosa –mtltimes.ca
It’s that time of year again. It’s November, or Movember, which means that moustaches are sprouting up everywhere and parties featuring these mustached men are being hosted at every bar and restaurant in town. Much like last year – men across the city will be shaving off their gorgeous, hairy beards, letting their upper lip accumulate a little (or a lot) of fuzz all month long!
In short, Mo Bros raise money to fight the number one male cancer – prostate cancer. On average, 11 Canadian men die of prostate cancer every day. The moustache is about changing the face of men’s health, getting men to discuss health issues and take action before it’s too late. Some stories resonate closer to home than others and it’s evident that every stache has their own story. Whether they are letting it grow for their friend, father, uncle, grandfather or for the cause in general, it’s a global event that has both men AND women participating.
To date, the Movember community has raised $574 million since 2003 when it all began and funded 800 programs in 21 countries. 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide since the start of this health campaign – pretty remarkable numbers!
Many ask how women can get involved – is this a man-only health campaign? The answer is no. Similar to breast cancer awareness campaigns where men do their part by donating, women do the same during Movember – but they can have a little more fun with it. The amount of sticky moustaches sold in stores during Movember have increased so women can sport their own funky stache’ and support their Mo Bro’s in style.
So, what’s happening in Montreal this November for all you Mo Bro’s and Mo Sista’s? For the fifth consecutive year in a row, Pub Burgundy Lion, a proud supporter of Movember will be hosting their popular Shave-Off Party on Saturday, November 1st! Kyozon Bar on Crescent is getting in on the Movember fun a little early and will be hosting a Movember Crescent Block Party on October 30th, as of 5PM. Also on Crescent, Newtown will be hosting their own Shave-Off party on November 1st as well as of 7PM. For more information on upcoming events visit the MovemberMTL Facebook page where you can donate too: https://www.facebook.com/Movembermtl.
For more information on Movember and how you can register as a group, individual or simply donate visit their official website at: http://ca.movember.com/
Let’s get growing!