In 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, two guys had a conversation about mustaches. Questions like, “Why did the mustache disappear?” and “Could we bring it back?” were asked, and shortly after, they convinced 30 of their friends to join their mission.
Who knew it would become a worldwide movement, funding more than 1,200 men’s health projects?
With the ambition to “stop men dying too young,” the founding “Mo Bros” have used something that proved to be a good conversation starter (think, “What is that thing on your face?”) and turned it into a 30-day challenge to raise money for men’s health initiatives.
Twenty-one countries currently participate in no-shave November (aka Movember), with many supporters raising awareness globally. And while Romania has yet to be an official “supporter,” a large number of AISB teachers are growing mustaches to raise awareness, and money, for men’s health initiatives.
Starting this week, The Bite will be publishing articles on men’s suicide rates, testicular and prostate cancer, and what it means to “be a man.”
We’ll also be following our AISB “Mo Bros” carefully, as their mustaches progress, eagerly awaiting the satisfaction of watching them shave it off. Stay tuned for details on a shaving party, and the subsequent Mo Bro Q&A’s (with before and after pictures) to follow, next month.
For more information on Movember and how you can get involved, check out this official website, and stay tuned to The Vampire Diaries and The Bite for more “Mews” (Movember + News, get it? Just funny to us? Ok.)
Tell us: Are you (or anyone in your family) growing a ‘stache this Movember?