If you have just arrived and stayed in our apartment in Prague, you may wonder where to go out. And if you are unshaven, you can just take this action. Charity campaign against prostate cancer Movember dominates the streets of Czech towns. Participamnts of this projest fight against malignant tumors with unconventional weapons – a mustache. Not to shave is cool. At least this is true for the month of November. For several years, men around the world let a mustache grow in November, while gaining the means to support the fight against prostate cancer and turned its attention to men health.
The idea for Movember was started in 2003 after a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. People behind it joked about 80s style and decided it was occasion to bring the moustache back. In order to justify their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), people used their original looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would truly provoke global movement that would get men talking about a taboo topic – their health.
A Mo Bro begins Movember (the month formerly known as November) clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations. What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking poster for the cause as his face lift opens the door for him to speak about cancers affecting men – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. Each Movember culminates in a Gala Event in major cities across the globe where Mo Bros dress up to match their Mo, channeling the likes of Salvador Dalí, Charlie Chaplin, Freddie Mercury and Hercule Poirot, vying for the ultimate accolade: Man of Movember. While growing a Mo is justifyto the guys, Mo Sistas (women who support their guys) make a vital part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, assisting to raise funds and attending Movember events.