Some might know what Movember means and what it stands for, here in Kuwait not all of us knew about. I myself didn’t know what it meant and what it really stands for. However, I went on the internet and goggled it. I found out what it was about and what was the TRUE cause behind it. YES I was truly amazed!
The information that I am about to share with you has been copied of Wikipedia:
“Movember (a portmanteau word from moustache and “November“) is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.
Seven Nightly News aired a story in 1999 featuring a group of young men in Adelaide, South Australia who originated the name “Movember” and the idea of growing moustaches for charity during the month of November. In the news report, members of the Adelaide-based “Movember Committee” explained how they came up with the idea for Movember one night in the pub. The group started with 80 men from Adelaide and interstate, and aimed to raise money for the RSPCA through selling T-shirts in what they termed “Growing whiskers for whiskers”. The committee remains uninvolved with the wider Movember movement and claims to have coined the term “Movember” in 1999
In 2004, an unrelated group in Melbourne, Victoria organised an event where 30 men would grow a moustache for 30 days in order to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression in men. This group would later become the Movember Foundation charity.
The Movember Foundation has since raised $174-million worldwide after spreading to South Africa and Europe, reaching North America in 2006. In 2010, participants in the United States alone raised over $7.5 million.
In November 2007 at Scots College in Wellington, New Zealand, several graduating students were banned from end-of-year prizes for growing moustaches and the college threatened to ban a senior student from their NCEA examinations (official secondary school qualification) for growing a moustache during November.
In 2007, the Movember Foundation events were featured on Australian tabloid current affairs program Today Tonight, which accused the foundation of spending a disproportionate amount on running costs and high salaries for its directors. The financial summary of the Australian 2008 Movember campaign listed campaign costs (administration and fundraising) as being 8% of the total amount raised.In 2007, campaign costs were listed as 9% of total amount raised.”
Will I did my own contribution for this month Movember, a way to show my support. The main idea of this month is to grow a moustache (will men should at least). Okay I MIGHT have some peach fuzz on my upper lip, but that is NOT ENOUGH to show my support for the cause :p. So I went on and created my own looks of moustaches. Hope you like them as much as I enjoyed creating them :D.
These moustache looks that I have created are inspired by some pictures that I have seen over the internet. I know they are funny and are over exaggerated, but hey lets create something fun for all of us to enjoy :D. The concept behind these styles comes from men that have different hair colour and fashion styles towards moustaches. I hope you enjoy these looks and please COMMENT which is your favorite LOOK! 😀
The other reason why I created these styles was for a contest here in Kuwait. The contest is sponsored by a Kuwaiti magazine called “City Pages”. To check out their magazine go to the their website CityPages !
To see more info about the moustaches please go to my instgram profile: @NoufAttar27