Some girls love them, some just tolerate them, others can’t stand them. But when they’re serving a purpose to change the face of men’s health, we hope everyone can embrace them. What are we talking about? The moustaches that grow as a result of Movember! That’s right! The dawn of another Movember is upon us…
What is Movember?
For those unfamiliar with how Movember works, it’s a charity movement that encourages guys (Mo Bros) to register and grow a moustache over the course of November. Ladies (Mo Sistas) are encouraged to support the men in their lives doing so by signing up too.
What’s it for?
Changing one’s appearance naturally prompts people to ask why (especially when a Mo isn’t part of their everyday look). Guys essentially become walking, talking billboards for the campaign and their moustaches spark conversations about men’s health that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. People can donate to the Mo-growing efforts of those taking part, helping raise vital funds for men’s health.
Now in its third official year in Hong Kong, our local Movember campaign focuses on raising funds and awareness of prostate cancer – a fast-growing form of the disease here. All funds raised in Hong Kong stay in Hong Kong, which means the campaign serves to make a real difference.
What can you do to help?
Now, because men are the ones who grow the Mos, you might be sitting there questioning how you – a Sassy girl – can get involved. The truth is, Movember wouldn’t be where it is today without the love, support and inspiration of the Mo Sistahood. In a nutshell: behind every great Mo Bro, there is a greater Mo Sista.
One of the easiest, most effective ways women can play their part during Movember is not stand in the way of Mo-gress – don’t be the girl that hates on the moustache. Tell your boyfriend or husband you’re cool with him registering to take part in the campaign, and encourage the other men in your life – dad, brothers, friends, colleagues – to do the same. The more Mos, the better!
We’re long-time supporters of Movember at Sassy. In fact, Sabrina Sikora, one of our writers and world class photographer, has official Mo Sista status this year. Read more about that here!
What’s happening around Hong Kong?
Check out what else is going to be happening around town (and how you can further support the cause by shopping and dining at these places) here:
7 For All Mankind
In need of a new pair of jeans for winter? 7 For All Mankind will donate 10% of sales of selected jeans (including two bespoke Movember styles) throughout Movember.
As if you didn’t already have enough healthy and delicious reasons to swing by Genie Juicery, $1 from every Mo Juice sold in-store throughout the month will be donated to Movember.
Throughout Movember, PizzaExpress will be serving special edition Mo-Balls (instead of their much-loved doughballs). Additionally, the limited edition Mo-rino pizza will join the menu. Dollars will be donated to Movember for every purchase of Mo-Balls and the Mo-rino throughout the month.
Beef & Liberty
Beef & Liberty will donate $20 from each sale of the limited edition Mo Cheese burger to Movember throughout the campaign. Exclusively designed by head chef, Neil Tomes, the Mo Cheese is a tantalizing combination of freshly ground beef from Tasmania, butter lettuce, secret recipe house BBQ sauce and an extra generous serving of tangy melt-in-the-mouth Ogleshield cheese made from Jerseys cows.
And for the guys (specifically)…
In exchange for a voluntary donation, Gentlemen’s Tonic will be offering 10-minute moustache trims throughout Movember. Donations can be made in store or via Gentlemen’s Tonic’s Mo Space page. Please note, bookings are essential.
Complimentary moustache trims will be available at The Mandarin Barber for all registered Mo Bros during Movember. You must show your Mo Space account to redeem and reservations are to be made in advance.
Luxury men’s shave brand, Hommage Asia, has pledged to donate 15% of all proceeds from November sales in Hong Kong and Macau to Movember. Hommage Asia’s shave equipment is available at select outlets in Hong Kong and Macau including Pacific Cigar, The Mandarin Barber and The Wynn Macau. Shave sets are priced at $3,900 and $4,700.
Although there’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ Mo, The Globe will be selling drinks at happy hour prices to all registered Mo Bros who are ‘folically challenged’ throughout the month.
Get behind this hairy cause and help change the face of men’s health in Hong Kong. It’s a chance to have fun, do good and make a difference.