It’s not your imagination. mustaches really are back – at least for the 30 days of November, when clean-shaven men agree to grow mo’s to spark conversations about testicular and prostate cancer.
The Movember movement began in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, when two mates decided to use the mustache as a catalyst for a men’s health campaign. They recruited 30 friends, who recruited friends; today, more than 4 million Mo Bros worldwide have raised $559 million for 770 men’s health projects.
Want to be a Mo Bro? The rules are simple: Men who participate in Movember (called Mo Bros) take action to change the face of men’s health by starting clean-shaven on Nov. 1 and growing just a mustache (no beards, no goatees) for the month.
Movember is more than just an excuse to grow a fine piece of mustachery, it’s about creating conversations while raising funds and awareness for men’s health.
If you’re not ready to grow your own mustache but would still like to help, here’s your chance.
Saturday at 10 p.m., Tin Roof Columbia will hold its fourth annual Mustache Bash. In addition to prizes for best, worst and most ridiculous mustache, Nashville country star Brinley Addington will perform.
“It will be a great show, a great time and a great way to raise money for prostate cancer,” says Tin Roof’s John Griffin. “We’ll be donating most of the cover charge to cancer research that night.”
For more information, visit tinroofbars.com
Katie McElveen, Special to The State