Movember is rolling into its closing week and the Mo’s are really starting to come into their prime. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, Movember is an annual global campaign focused on raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men – prostate cancer. Although, yes, Movember really is pretty damn fun, remember that there is a real cause behind it and it really helps to make a difference. In fact, in 2009 they were able to raise $47 Million for their global beneficiary partners.
Beyond making a difference though, Movember is a great time for us guys to celebrate being men! The final week is always a good one, as we’ve had time to get in a three week growing cycle that has given our Mos a real chance to mature. We’ve gone through the peach fuzz jokes, the “is there some dirt on your lip” jokes, the Chester jokes, and yes the lumberjack jokes (an especially prevalent one up here in my home country of Canada). Now that they’ve had a chance to mature, we get a solid 7 days to show them off to family and friends. Then, take them out for a night on the town to a local Movember party.
I have to admit, when I entered Movember, I wasn’t fully on board. My Mo Sista, Vicky, suggested I grow one on about the 2nd or 3rd and since it’d been that long since I shaved anyway I gave an indifferent “I’ll think about it.”
I will tell you flat out that I totally cheated too. Sorry Mo Bros, I just didn’t take it seriously enough and I hid it behind general scruffiness. Yes, I trimmed everything else back and let my Mo grow, but I was too ashamed in the early weeks to really show it off.
That changed when I hung out with other Mo Bros who were showing off some wicked Mos, and I realized that I shouldn’t be ashamed of my Mo, I should celebrate it! So starting today I get to showcase it the way it deserves.
I’m looking forward to going out on the 30th with my other Mo Bros for a few pints and to celebr- oh wait… raise awareness for prostate cancer. Come on, seriously, you should probably go for your annual physical (you know, the one you haven’t had in about 3 years … or 10). For those of you who can, please help by donating to the cause.
If you can help me make a last minute push for a $100 (minimum) raised, I’ll be officially welcome at one of the local end-of-Movember parties. I’m looking forward to showing off my Mo, and it’s cool to have a chance to celebrate being men too. Cheers!
Oh! BTW, Mo Bros, please leave pics of your Mo in the comments. Mo Sistas, tell us how you feel about your man growing his Mo. Is Vicky right when she tells me it’s weird kissing me with “spiders” under my nose?