The word on everyone’s lips, or rather the word behind the hair on many men’s lips – Movember!
What is this event all about? You may already know, but in case you don’t, let me explain. Basically, throughout November men, old and young, from across the world give growing a moustache their best shot to help change the face of men’s health.
What originally started back in 2003 as a fun idea between two friends in Melbourne, Australia, has now developed into a global movement. The friends, Luke and Travis, managed to convince 30 of their mates to join them in growing moustaches for the entire month of November in order to raise awareness for men’s health – primarily prostate and testicular cancer.
Now, 15 years on, over 5 million Mo bros and sisters have got themselves involved and have helped this incredible charity to fund more than 1200 men’s health projects across the world. As well as addressing cancer The Movember Foundation also tackle men’s mental health and suicide prevention. The statistics are alarming – 1 in 8 men in Britain have experienced a mental health issue, and 75% of suicides are male. Their aim by 2030 is to reduce the number of men who die prematurely by 25% - so it’s safe to say it’s kind of a big deal!
It’s ‘mo’ joke, and with this in mind have you taken the time lately to get yourself checked if you have any health concerns or notice any changes. It takes just a ‘mo-ment’ and could potentially save your life.
Can’t grow a tache but want to offer your support? Then why not have a go at styling your packaging up for the month of Movember in order to get involved and raise awareness for this incredible cause. Try adding moustaches to your gift boxes and bags to give them a little personality, just as we have done on some of our kraft gift boxes, navy gift boxes and our grey gift boxes.