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‘Movember’ Movement Officially Underway

Many sports fans are well acquainted with ‘Movember’, a grassroots effort that aims to raise awareness about men’s health. Movember participants, the most famous of which may be Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, grow mustaches each November to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Since the campaign’s inception in 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world. While the Movember movement is a fun way to raise awareness about men’s health, prospective participants should know that there are rules they must follow to be true men of Movember. The first rule is that, once they register at, participants must begin the month of November with a clean shaven face. Over the next 30 days, each participant, or ‘Mo Bro,’ must grow and groom his mustache. Beards and goatees are forbidden, as are fake mustaches. As Movember progresses, Mo Bros must use their budding lip brushes to create conversation and raise funds for men’s health. Finally, each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman. More information about Movember can be found at