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November is Time to Grow a Mo

posted by Rod McCoremick, Blog author, Fordia Powered by Epiroc

November 13, 2019

It’s moustache season. November is Movember time, when we are all asked to grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

This movement started in Australia in 2003 and in that first year, 480 participants helped raise almost $50,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). Since then, Movember has become a global event that raises massive amounts of money.

Why do you need to grow a moustache? Is a beard good enough? No, it has to be a moustache because moustaches are not really in style now. By wearing one, you are standing out and people may question why you have chosen to sport a moustache. That then gives you the opportunity to explain what Movember is and ask for their support. The whole point is to be noticed and start a conversation about a topic you would not naturally discuss.

There are a few rules: You must start he month with a clean-shaven face, you must grow and groom a moustache during the whole month, no fake moustaches, beards or goatees are allowed, you must use the power of the moustache to start conversations, and you must behave like a true gentleman. For inspiration on the type of moustache to grow, take a look here

Fordia 2019

We at Fordia have embraced this cause and we hope you will too. There are many ways to participate, and by checking the official Movember website, you can check them all out. The website offers lots of information about men’s health, podcasts, events, rules, tips, resources and stories. You can also search for a fundraiser or a team to support, or you can give directly to the cause. If you choose, you can donate to the Fordia team page. Who knows, maybe the dough from your mo will save a bro.