‘Movember’ Awareness Becoming More Challenging

When men across Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States were asked ‘what they would miss most’ if they were no longer around, the number one response was ‘friends & family’ (84%). A third (33%) of the men surveyed confirmed they wouldn‘t want to miss out on ‘true love’, even over becoming a millionaire (24%). Additionally, the survey confirms that men would also really miss the ‘little things’ in life which is what 75% of their loved ones would miss most about them if they were gone tomorrow. Those findings mark the launch of ‘Movember’, the month formerly known as November.

Organizers of the month long campaign to bring attention to men’s health issues have their work cut out for them… “Movember has been a victim of its own success,” explains Owen Sharp, CEO of the Movember Foundation in the U.K. “When we started out – ten years ago – the act of growing facial hair was pretty unusual. Now it’s become commonplace. In some ways getting men to be clean shaven nowadays is more of a challenge!” “We just need to ensure that the reason why Movember matters most is still made clear.

Movember Canada has taken a more lighthearted approach, posting grooming tips and a variety of factoids about moustaches and the men who wear them. For example: 

  • Albert Einstein had a moustache for over 50 years.
  • In 1967, The Beatles gave away cardboard moustaches with their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • Police in a district in India’s Madhya Pradesh state are being paid to grow moustaches because bosses believe it makes them command more respect.
  • Salvador Dalí published a book dedicated solely to his moustache.
  • The average human hair grows at a rate of 0.014 inches a day, or about 5 to 6 inches a year.
  • Men with moustaches are more attractive. Fact 🙂

Here’s a link to the website for more information and ideas for getting involved: https://ca.movember.com/?home

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