The onset of November will see moustaches appearing on upper lips across the country (and many others around the world) as part of the year’s hairiest month: Movember. Started in 2003 by two Melbourne friends, in the 13 years since its inception, some five million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas (as those participating are dubbed) have raised AUD$685m for 832 men’s health projects. The month-long campaign’s aim being to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Here’s a few ways you can get your workplace and business involved in Movember.
Make it a team effort and recruit men across the business to, as they say at Movember HQ, ‘grow it, flow it, show it’. Start the month clean-shaven and let your moustaches grow to their hairy finest for 30 days. Get your team to vote for the best moustache in the business; challenge a sister store or office to see who can raise the most or encourage staff to donate by matching their donations.
Move it or lose it
No moustache? No worries, just MOVE instead. A fit new addition to the Movember calendar, MOVE is for those that can’t or don’t want to grow a mo. Instead, the challenge is to get moving – for 30 minutes every day in the month of Movember. Take a walk, ride your bike, go for a run, play tennis or a game of soccer – there are no rules as to how you MOVE so why not recruit some colleagues and undertake your 30 minutes together?
Whether you’re undertaking Movember or MOVE as a team or there’s some stellar individuals taking part solo at your workplace, share photos and tell stories of Movember on your company social media. It’s an easy and fun way to help raise awareness and funds.
Don’t Mo alone!
There’s nothing a like a little competition to get the mo’s growing. Get company sports team, poker buddies, clubs and other local business involved in this hairy affair. Why not host a charity auction to raise funds? Or a friendly sports match? Make it an office event to see who can grow the best and most memorable mo.
Chuck a Movember party
If there are no Mo Bros or Mo Sistas at your workplace but you still want to take part, why not host a Mo party? Attend a Movember featured event or throw your own and fundraise for the cause. It can be a team breakfast, company BBQ or department picnic or after work drinks do. Add a fun twist like asking attendees to don fake moustaches of their choice.
You can register yourself or your business for Movember here.
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