No Shave, November!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This one's for the guys! 

 Movember, formally known as November, is all about bringing awareness to men's health, particularly prostate cancer. The month long moustache growing charity event is a global movement, stemming from Melbourne, Australia. Men aka Mo Bros are encouraged to grow out facial hair and sport their "Mos"(moustaches) to spark conversations and create awareness. 

TOMS is one of the many supporters of Movember, launching a limited-edition "Movember" line to shine the spotlight on cancers affecting men. Embroidered on the side, the Mo is the signature for the shoes. Styles were created for both men and women to show support.

 Proceeds from the shoes will go to the Movember foundation. 
The Movember movement becomes bigger each year as the campaign increasingly becomes more popular. In 2010 the U.S. campaign had over 64,000 "Mo Bros and Sistas" jump on the bandwagon, raising $7.5 million while globally the campaign brought in over $80.5 million.
Programs that are funded by the Movemeber movement include, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, LIVESTRONG, and creating awareness and education. The more information shared with men helps to break stigmas and alter mind-sets to create an understanding of how important it is to get yourself checked out. While the light is being shined on these important issues, men across the world continue to ignore signs, increasing their chances of poor health. 

So guys go out and sport your "Mo" to show your support and help bring awareness to men's health and the Movemeber movement! 

As they say, Moustache season is now open!

** for more information or how to get involved check out the official Movember website. 


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