Make a change. Join the MO-vement!
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 5:30 - It's that time of year again, when men across the country lend their upper lip to a greater cause.
Since it's humble beginnings in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to be a global movement inspiring more than 3 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate in a world-wide effort to spread the word about men's health.
The annual event kicks of at the start of November, where men bravely remove all facial hair and start growing a moustache for the next 30 days.
Photographer Sean William O'Neill (seen in the video above) has been a proud ambassador of Movember since 2008. Like millions of others around the world he can be seen sporting a stellar-stache in support of the cause, which he says, hits close to home.
"It's important for me to raise awareness because my dad is a prostate cancer surviver," said O'Neill, 25, one-day after slaughtering his beard. "Raising money and organizing fundraisers is something I look forward to every coming year."
Funds raised are directed to programs run directly by the Movember Foundation (Movember.com) and men's health partners across the country. Despite the obvious set-back, women can also get involved (sans-moustache) and register the same way.
Last year over 247,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas helped raise over $42.6 M for men's health in the areas of prostate cancer, men's mental health and through its Global Action Plan (GAP), testicular cancer.
This year Movember is adding some new moustache fun, including MOVE, Movember Rated Barbers and the Chris Hadfield Big Mo On Campus Challenge (BMOC) that will award the 2 leading campus teams the experience of 1:1 time with the Canadian astronaut.
For more information please visit Movember.com.
With files from Marketwired and Movember.com