Movember Kicks Off Month of No Shaving to Boost Men's Issues

Kim LaCapria

It's been a while since October hit the scene as breast cancer awareness month- and a wave of pink descends across the retail market as well as the internet after the movement became high-profile years ago.

While breast cancer is an issue with a significant amount of awareness, far less attention is paid to issues that mainly strike men (although I am obligated to point out here that men can and do suffer from breast cancer, albeit in far smaller numbers than women tend to) like prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Thus Movember began, a month where men abandon their razors and sport mustaches to draw awareness to men's concerns.

If you are a dude and concerned with dude's issues, or you have a dude who you think could help draw awareness to dude's issues, you can log on to and learn how to support no-shave November. The site explains:

Once registered at, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts... Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.