As November is upon us, so are our mustaches here at OTC, well, for those of us who can grow them. Each year we enjoy supporting efforts to raise awareness for men’s health issues, which the Movember Foundation has been doing since 2003.
According to its website, the Movember Foundation has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries – quite impressive for a movement with such humble beginnings. The idea started with a group of young men in an Australian pub who came up with the idea for the charity and coined the term Movember. Men are challenged to grow a mustache through the month of November to raise awareness and spark conversation about men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, other male cancers, and depression.
Speaking of those of us who can’t grow a mustache, Movember isn’t just for men. Women can start a team and fundraise, as well – Mo Sistas. Too bad we can’t grow the mustache; that’s part of the fun. And our guys at OTC sure look handsome by the end of Movember!