It’s that time of the year when men all over the world take slightly less time shaving each day by growing hair on their upper lips, raising money for prostate cancer charities in the process. I am, of course, referring to the Movember project, the details of which can be read about here:
I decided to join in the fun this year and my moustache is coming along nicely; indeed, I shall be loath to shave it off when December comes. After all, nothing says ‘red-blooded male’ more than having a soup-sucker on one’s face. Some of the world’s most successful men sported moustaches: Rudyard Kipling, Freddie Mercury, Salvador Dali, Adolf Hitler, Magnum P.I., Mario, Borat….truly, I walk in the shadow of giants. Movember is a creative and visual way to raise funds for, and awareness of, prostate and testicular cancer, the former being the most commonly-diagnosed affliction among men in the UK. Initiatives like Movember are to be praised for their contribution to the common good, though I do wonder why there is nothing similar for bowel cancer, of which there are many cases each year. If there were, what form would such fundraising take?
If you are a man and aged over fifty, do make sure you get regular prostate exams and be sure to include fruit and vegetables as part of your regular diet. In the meantime, here’s a picture of me with my new look:
Until next time, good citizens!