Every November, normal men all over the world get the chance to take the first step towards Chapdom by cultivating a moustache for charity. The aim of the campaign is to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
From 1st November, men can register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face and then concentrate on growing the moustache of their choice. Each fellow’s supportive chums are asked to donate to the charity, while their erstwhile clean-shaven cohort leaves the world of naked upper lips and embarks on the joys of sub-nasal topiary. At the end of November, chaps who have stayed the lip-weasel course are invited to attend one of several Gala Parties held around the world.
One can only hope that some of them will find their self-esteem so heightened by having a moustache that they will be tempted to begin dressing in a way that befits a tache, which is where The Chap can help.
Here’s the healthy bit: the funds raised in the UK support the male-specific cancers numbers one and two – prostate and testicular cancer. The funds are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.