Mo Movement

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Ever wondered what you would look like with a righteous stache? Wonder no more boys because November has been dubbed Movember. I can only assume this has something to do with sportsmen turning into hillbillies or seventies porn stars overnight. It’s all in good fun for a good cause raising awareness for prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

Every year 4,500 South African men are affected by this disease. There are no real symptoms, making it harder to detect; it affects men between the ages 18 to 35 years old. According to CANSA, regular check-ups and early detection could be the best way of pre-empting prostate and testicular cancer. This seems to be a sensitive subject, hence the macho moustache trend encouraging men to become walking talking billboards for the Mo movement.

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In its third year in South Africa, the moustache movement was started in Melbourne Australia proving that some good things can come from down under. With over 1.1 million members called Mo bro’s or Mo sista’s, they’ve already raised 1.2 billion in funds towards their cause and still growing. All funds raised go towards CANSA and Men’s Health Programmes. There is a whole other world of moustache debauchery which, includes: The Moscars (a video competion), Trouble Shooting (an iphone app), Mo Sistas Unite (creating at platform for ladies to get involved) and Moustache Styling Schooling, which is self explanatory. At the end of the month the soup strainers get shaved (hopefully) and afterwards they throw Gala Parties for all its participants, where they crown their prestigious man of Movember.

Go ahead pimp your face with a bar handle, the Mario or even a strip teaser. Pack away the shaving cream and your razor; forget all your grooming techniques so you can become a Peter De Villiers protégé.

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Crucinda studied Journalism at Varsity College and graduated top of her class in 2009. Her interests include: Photography, Sport (especially Rugby) and movies.

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