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As November approaches right around the corner there comes the time where men grow their mustaches for Movember. A month of spreading awareness for men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer or for some it’s roommates having a competition of who can grow the most facial hair in a month. This blog post is to update you on what both are all about and go over some ground rules.
No Shave November Rules
- Clean shaven on October 31st
- No trimming. plucking, or any hair removal of any type
- November 30th compare lengths and then proceed to cut it down in ridiculous manors
This competition is for men and women and really has no cause behind it. Just a fun roommate experience where you will simply see who is the bigger man in the house. “I do it with my roommates because I can not grow facial hair,” said sophomore, biological science, George Kalu. “So it fills this gap I have in my life when I get to experience no shave november with my roommates.”
sophomore, biological sciences, George Kalu
During this month there will be some who will be frustrated with amount of facial hair that is grown. Some are girlfriends, some bosses and coworkers, or some of your good friends. I decided to stop one of my good friends and ask her how she feels about this month and the mustache.
“Men grow facial hair just to impress other men and would never date someone with a beard or a mustache.” junior, agricultural sciences major, Tatiana Prestininzi
There is wide variety of acceptance amongst women about facial hair that I have noticed while interviewing them for this blog. In the next couple of weeks I will be taking a poll of what their real thoughts are about facial hair. Tatiana does make a great point about men just impressing other dudes, but what about the whole Movember cause?
- Register on Movember’s Website
- Set a goal for how much money you want to raise for the cause
- Start clean shaven on Movember 1st
- Have the entire month to procure their mustache
- All while spreading the good word and trying to reach their goal
- Movember 30th find a costume that best fits your mustache
- Attend a Movember Gala Party to compete for the Man of Movember
- December 1st decide to keep or murder your facial hair
Sport stars, educated people, movie stars, rock stars, and wrestlers all have one thing in common, the mustache. Starting November 1st men all over the world will combine the word mustache and November to create, “Movember.”
Spreading the word about prostate and testicular cancer for some people take it very seriously. “One out of six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime” said, senior, journalism major, Esteban Yanez. Who is actually shaving his beard off to raise a thousand dollars for this Movember. “I’m kinda worried that I won’t be able to grow a good enough mustache by the end of the month, but at least I know I am doing it for a good cause.” Esteban is absolutely right and helping to change the face of men’s health.
senior, journalism major, Esteban Yanez
“This entire month I will be asking for donations to help support the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the LIVESTRONG Foundation,” said, Esteban. The funds being raised will be used to fund research for better treatments and find a cure for prostate cancer as well as help support young adults with cancer by also funding the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance.
Activists and mustache enthusiasts interested in participating can register to help bring awareness to men’s health issues at the official Movember website. In 2011, the United States Movember campaign managed to raise $15 million, according to the Movember site. 82.3 percent of those funds went to men’s health programs, with the remaining 17.7 percent going to funding costs, admissions costs and retaining funds.
Every mustache makes a difference and this year, Nick Offerman, best known as Ron Swanson on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” has released a public service announcement-type video on how to grow a manly stache for MadeMan.com. It made me laugh and I hope it does the same for you!