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This article was published on November 17, 2011

Over one million moustaches grown for Social Good movement ‘Movember’

Over one million moustaches grown for Social Good movement ‘Movember’ Image by: Photographer: Tom Godber
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Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

If you’ve been under a rock or haven’t been using Twitter or Facebook during the month of November the past few years, there’s a huge movement involving upper lips to fight cancer. It’s called ‘Movember’.

To build awareness about men’s cancer and to raise money, people are invited to grow a moustache every November and share their progress.

From Movember.com:

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean-shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Today, over one million people have grown a moustache during the month of November to support the Social Good movement, and here are some stats to get you inspired to start if you haven’t already:

Movember Infographic
SortableThe Hairy Truth About The Moustache. Go to Movember.com and make a donation today.

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