MOvember (the month formerly known as November) is the annual month-long charity event where guys grow a moustache to help raise awareness and money for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Men are often reluctant to confront their health issues and MOvember aims to reverse this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on a serious issue. Using the moustache as a catalyst, they want to give men the opportunity and confidence to talk about their health more openly.
The first MOvember event in Cayman was back in 2005 when 25 MO-bros signed up. That number has increased year after year, with hundreds now looking for the excuse to grow lush facial hair.
Every MO-bro gets cash for their ‘tash by getting sponsorship from family and friends, and although the month will have already begun by the time this magazine hits the shelves, there is still time to participate!
There are numerous events across the month including:
- Thursday, MOvember 16 – the MO Info Night. In conjunction with Lions International and the CI Cancer Society, men can get all the health information they need from health professionals. They can even get tested for free. From 7-9 p.m.
- Friday, MOvember 24 – the MO’pen Golf Championship. One of the most prestigious events on the golfing calendar, the tournament takes the four-ball scramble format with a shotgun start. Other competitions include: a putting competition, closet to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one. Tournament Director Dave O’Driscoll says, “The MOpen is a great experience for participants and a must on the corporate event calendar. Whether you’re a golf lover or you just want to spend a fun day while helping a worthy cause, the MOpen Championship is for you.” Those interested in attending or sponsoring the MOpen can email [email protected]
- Friday, December 1 – the Closing Ceremony at Calico Jacks. MO-bros compete in various categories to find out who wins the Golden Comb as Man of MOvember 2017. From 7-11:30 p.m.
A MOvember spokesperson once stated: “Men are traditionally ignorant of many of their health issues and often put off going to the doctor for too long or until it’s too late. We want to raise awareness of the incidence of men’s cancers and want to encourage guys to get checked. Caribbean men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer than other guys. We like to have fun while we do it too though and that why we have such great events throughout the month to help get the message across.”
Are you ready to grow a MO to show support for this very worthy cause? Go to the website at movember.ky for more details.