Nope, it’s not a typo… Movember is a word!
It’s not yet a familiar pink ribbon but it is becoming a very distinctive male expression to raise awareness, and funds, for prostate and testicular cancer.
According to the Movember web site,Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
The Murphy Fire Department has taken up the Movember challenge and need your support with encouragement for the participants and fund raising for the causes they are supporting. They were highlighted on the Channel 5 NBC news tonight.
Watch the video and then go by and make a donation!