In 1999 a group of 80 men grew out their mustaches for a random charitable cause. The phenomenon started in Adelaide, South Australia. Since then, Movember has caught on to become a global movement focused on bringing awareness to testicular cancer.
The Movember Foundation has since raised $174-million worldwide, after spreading to South Africa and Europe, reaching North America in 2006. In 2010, participants in the United States alone raised over $7.5 million. In 2012, 1.1 million people signed up to participate, raising upwards of $95 million.
Men aren’t as good as women when it comes to focusing on issues with our bodies. What we can do however is rock an awesome mustache. So ladies, if you see a nice mustache this month feel free to ask if that person needs help with an exam. The same rules apply here as they did for your boobs in October. With helpful hands we will get through this together.