Grow A ‘Mo In The Name Of Cancer Research

Filed in Health & Fitness, Lifestyle by on October 3, 2009 1 Comment

When it comes to facial hair, younger generations of men seem to avoid moustaches like the plague. Reserved for fathers, cops, and 1970’s porn stars, it’s safe to say that they aren’t the most popular form of facial hair.  But as November creeps around the corner, an international charity is daring men to embrace their inner Magnum P.I., Ron Jeremy, or even Hulk Hogan. Movember, which prides itself on being the “laziest charity in the world,” asks men to let go of their inhibitions and grow a moustache in the name of saving lives.

Movember gets its name from the lovely folks down under, who refer to a ‘stache as a “mo.” Their innovative idea to raise money for men’s health issues by growing moustaches has made it all the way to America, and this year the organization hopes to register 16,000 men to grow one out. The rules state that each man must start out clean shaven, and commit to growing a moustache for the entire month of November, while asking family and friends to donate money to the cause. The donations they collect will then be given to Livestrong and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, two powerhouse organizations which seek to cure cancers in adolescent and adult males. Once each man grows a ‘mo, they are referred to as a ‘Mo Bro, and serve as a walking billboard for the cause. But women aren’t left out with cold upper lips; ‘Mo Sistas can take action to raise money and attend ‘Mo Galas, which are parties that close out the month.  Boston’s reigning moustache champion is ‘Mo Bro Dave Lendler, who raised the most money in our area last year. But if you feel up to the challenge to be the next Boston ‘Mo Bro, visit and give your upper lip a little warmth this season.

A contributing writer for, Megan Johnson is originally from Connecticut, but has lived in Boston since age 18. She regularly writes for MenuPages Boston, Reinventing Beauty Magazine, Butterfly Diary, SweetTalk on the Spot, and a variety of other websites and publications. You can visit her website at


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  1. You wouldn’t believe how long ive been googling for something like this. Browsed through 9 pages of Google results without finding anything. Quick search on Bing. There you are!… Gotta start using this more often

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