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1 By: Kenneth Raney Texas State University – San Marcos

2 Mo is slang for moustache! Therefore Mo + November = MOVEMBER!!

3 Rules & Regulations Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of mens health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for mens health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

4 A Lil History for your Stache The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for mens health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about mens health. Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global mens health movement.

5 SUCCESS!!!! The Movember moustache has continued to grow year after year, expanding to the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland. In 2009, global participation of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising $42 Million US equivalent dollars for Movembers global beneficiary partners.

6 But Why? The PCF uses the money raised by Movember to fund research that is accelerating the discovery of better treatments and ultimately finding a cure for prostate cancer. One such program is the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centers research, which has recently made a significant breakthrough. They identified 24 different kinds of prostate cancer and how aggressive each is. Thats Why Chump!

7 I Would Like to Learn More? Here is where you can go: Yeah were on Facebook: Just Search for MOVEMBER Check it Out!

8 Where Can I Meet BroMos? Research and insert your states info here… Austin Gala Parté December 2nd Starts: 8:00pm Ends: 2:00am Highball 1142 S. Lamar St Austin TX 78701 Amy's Ice Creams (San Antonio) Movember Movement! November 16th Starts: 11:30am Ends: 10:30pm Amy's Ice Creams - Quarry Market 255 E Basse Rd Ste 430 San Antonio TX 78209

9 Movember Wrap Party - Dress to Your Stache December 2 nd ; Starts: 7:00pm Ends: 10:00pm The Rollercade 223 Recoleta San Antonio TX 78216 Mustache Mania; November 18 th Starts: 5:30pmEnds: 12:00am Starving Art Studios 2324 E. Cesar Chavez Austin TX 78702 Rock the Moustache; November 29 th Starts: 7:00pmEnds: 10:00pm Austin Community College - Rio Grande Campus 1212 Rio Grande St. Austin TX 78701

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