Another November, or should I say “Movember,” has come and gone. And yet again, our hireologists went all-out to support and raise awareness for men’s health. According to the official website, “Movember encourages men to grow and women to support the Mo (moustache) for the 30 days of November to raise awareness to combat prostate and testicular cancer.”
It all began in 2003, when two friends were having a beer at the Gypsy Bar on Brunswick St. in Fitzroy, Australia. They questioned where the Mo had gone and decided to bring it back. Inspired by a friend’s mother who was fundraising for breast cancer, they talked their mates into growing a moustache and decided to make it a campaign about men’s health and prostate cancer. Then, the following rules were created:
OFFICIAL MOVEMBER RULES
1. Each mo bro must begin the 1st of November with a clean shaven face.
2. For the entire month of November, each mo bro must grow and groom a moustache.
3. Don’t fake it. No beards, no goatees, no fake moustaches.
4. Use the power of the moustache to create conversations and raise funds about men’s health.
5. Each mo bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.
Here at Hireology, we’ve built a culture that gives back to the community. This campaign spoke to us and last year, we decided to start our own, annual Movember tradition. A bunch of team members participated in the campaign and began a friendly competition to raise awareness and see who could grow the best moustache.
This year, the tradition continued and I must say, we had some killer ‘staches around the office.
“I think Movember is a fun and comical way to help raise awareness for men’s health. It’s somewhat silly and my mother doesn’t like the look, but I always enjoy participating,” Jimmy Kahler, Hireology’s Content Specialist, said.
The team is growing at a rapid rate and is excited to raise even more moo-lah and awareness in 2015.
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