Every November, many men around the world put razors down for a month. This month-long journey is called Movember, the portmanteau of "November" and "mustache", a global campaign launched by a non-governmental organization to draw attention to and raise awareness of men’s health issues.
From its beginning in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has gone global, and the Movember Foundation was ranked in the top 100 best NGOs in the world by the Global Journal in 2012. Participants in the campaign nicknamed “MO Bros” spend the month letting their mustaches grow as a display of support, encouraging their loved ones and colleagues to donate for the cause. Once November is over, they shave it off and donate the fund raised to the Movember movement.
Displaying physical weakness or asking for emotional support are still seen as signs of vulnerability in men. Therefore, men are often reluctant to talk about their illness, often allowing treatable diseases to get worse. Against this backdrop, the Movember campaign was launched to raise awareness of men's health issues, which have been overshadowed by the stereotypes about masculinity.
And in support of the cause, DORCO introduces Movember today, as well as tips on how to maintain a beard during the campaign and groom after the campaign ends.
Growing a beard for a month may not be much help to fight the disease. That said, the Movember campaign raises awareness among men that it is OK to get help with physical and mental health issues. DORCO invites you to reflect on the messages that the Movember movement endeavors to deliver.
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