Mo Bros is a term widely used to describe men who support Movember , a movement during November where men grow moustaches for one month to raise funds and awareness for men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Movember participants host parties all over the world, everything from free drinks for Mo Bros, to the epic Gala Parte that closes out each Movember. Moustaches are hot right now, with stars like Johnny Depp bringing the mo' back into fashion.
In the last few years, women - Mo Sistas - have found their own ways to participate. From flaunting faux mustaches to the end of freaking out about their partner's and father's creepy moustaches, here are 5 reasons why all sexes should support Movember:
1. 1 in 6 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer . That's a new case every 2.4 minutes.
2. A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer, yet awareness around men's cancers is 30 years behind that of women's cancers. It's time to raise awareness for our men.
3. We all know that women are the Chief Medical Officers of their families scheduling all of the appointments with doctors, making sure the family gets to them, etc … Therefore, the more women who participate in and support Movember, the more women will remind men to schedule annual screenings.
4 . As a direct result of Movember's fundraising efforts, researchers at the Broad Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have succeeded in constructing a complete genetic map of prostate cancer .
5. All the single ladies, all the single ladies … Movember is a great way to meet men who like to give back . Join a team, attend some events and let the MO-mance begin.
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