Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Movember

Whether you love it or hate it, it’s here for the next twenty five days….
And when we get to the First of December, by when, I’m sure most of you and us ladies will be jumping for joy, remember to use FINO Soothe!

FINO Soothe prevents ingrown hair and razor bumps, while also helping to soothe and repair tender skin after hair removal.

Remember, if you want to do this whole Movember thing properly, remember to register online here:

Otherwise all you’re doing is growing a moustache…for…nothing.

While you’re at it, go check out the FINO Soothe Facebook page:

(You could also, possibly, maybe, potentially win an ipad2!)

About Movember

The Movember Foundation was co-founded by four friends in Australia, 2004. The Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. Movember runs official campaigns in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, New Zealand, Spain, the Netherlands, South Africa and Finland.

Movember started from a conversation between the friends; critiquing the comeback of fashion trends from the past when the question was raised, why no return of the moustache?

They felt that the Mo could do with a revival. So, with the seed of an idea, they  talked a couple of mates into growing a moustache for one month and with that, Movember was born. In 2003, just 30 Mo Bros took part. The rules were simple; start on Movember 1st clean shaven and spend the remainder of the month growing a Mo. No money was raised; the idea was simply to see who could grow the better moustache.

It wasn’t until 2004, having been overwhelmed by the conversations prompted by the previous year’s growth, that the founders decided to develop the idea into a cause that gave birth to the Movember Foundation.
Having recognised that men, unlike women, were lacking a way to engage in their own health issues, they saw an opportunity to attach a purpose to growing a Mo, and began to look for a cause for which they could raise a bit of money and awareness in 2004. They came across the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia(PCFA) representing a health issue about which very little was known at the time.

In 2004, 450 Mo Bros took part and got their mates, friends and families to sponsor the growth of their Mo’s and, to everyone’s surprise, they raised $55,000. It was the largest single donation the PCFA had ever received.

Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes and make men aware of the health risks they face, thereby increasing early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.


    In a deck of cards the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
    There are between 10,000 and 20,000 hairs on a mans face.
    On average a man with a moustache touches it 760 times a day.
    According to the Guinness Book of World Records, in July 1993, Kalyan Ramji Sain of Sundargarth, India, had a moustache that measured 133.4 inches long.

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