Sonntag, 21. November 2010

Why do you have that awkward mustache?

In a bar at Reeperbahn/Hamburg (what is comparable to the red light district in Amsterdam..but without any glamour) we talked to some guys from England. One of the guys had this freakish-looking mustache. We were all like:


...well, maybe not*g

 After a while a friend of mine asked the question I had in mind from the first moment on but didn't dare to ask. Well as a women I think she was in a better position asking that: "Why do you have this awkward mustache?" 

And the guy wasn't insulted at all. I thought he'll tell us about all the advantages growing a mustache could have, like for example:

Anyway, he told us he grows his mustache for charity reasons. That answer seemed a little strange as well, but after a little research I have to say he really stands up for a great project. Let me introduce to you: the Movember.

The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men's health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. 

He got £317  for looking a lot
cooler after having grown his mustache
Women can participate as well. She raised £538 with a little paint


Mustaches grow better on men's faces than on women's faces, well except for this beauty blog: fraumitbart. Now there is the clue: A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer, experts say. Don't know if a men's beard grows 35% faster than a women's beard also. Maybe someone should ask the woman from the blog...

The projects runs astonishing good:
- Last year in the UK alone, £5m was raised.
- Halfway through the month, that heady total already crushes the $7.8 million raised by 35,000 men in Canada in 2009
- 627,000 mustached men have raised more than $100 million over the last four years

Movember is an idea conceived by a few fellers in Australia in 2003 – to bring back the moustache for one month a year and do something good for men’s health. The Mo Bros as they are known, set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement. 

Nowadays the money people raise by growing a mustache is donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Livestrong, a nonprofit organization founded by Lance Armstrong that fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Don't know what it is with you but I'm definitely thinking about growing a mustache the next year;)

**Im "Movember" lassen sich Männer in bis heute englischsprachigen Ländern Oberlippenbärte wachsen um damit für gesundheitliche Aufklärung im Bereich Prostatakrebs ein Zeichen zu setzen und um Geld für den guten Zweck zu kämpfen. Ich find's super und werd mal in November 2011 drüber nachdenken;)**

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