It’s November, Baby!

Did you know that Movember is about far more than just growing a moustache? No? Let us give you a little more insight…

From 30 Mo Bros in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 to 1.1 million Mo’s across the world in 2012, Movember, through the power of the moustache has become a truly global movement that is changing the face of men’s health.

In 2003, two mates Travis Garone and Luke Slattery from Melbourne Australia were having a quiet beer at the Gypsy Bar on Brunswick St, Fitzroy when their conversation turned to recurring fashion trends. They questioned where the Mo had gone and joked about bringing it back.

The two friends decided to talk their mates into growing a Mo. Inspired by a friend’s mother who was fundraising for breast cancer, they decided to make the campaign about men’s health and prostate cancer. They designed rules and guidelines for Movember (which are still in place today) and agreed to charge ten dollars to grow a Mo. Trav designed the first Movember logo, and they sent around an email titled Are you man enough to be my man? They found 30 guys willing to take up the challenge.

Read more here.

Are you taking part in Movember this year? If so, which Mo are you planning to grow?


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