Blogging Actually / Movember

How To: Become a Mo Sista, and Love Your Mo!

Do you know that it’s Movember? I was very happy when Lisa, founder of Mommalicious Mammas, tagged me in a tweet and informed us ladies back in October that she’s raising awareness for Movember! This time folks, it’s the men from all over the globe  that will sprout their moustaches! The aim is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

The Mo Bro and Mo Sista:

Once registered at movember.com each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face. For the entire month each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. There is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that’s considered a beard), there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that’s considered a goatee) and each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.
A Mo Sistais essentially a woman who loves a Mo. An individual that is dedicated to supporting the Mo Bros in her life through their moustache growing journey; whether it be a friend, colleague, family member or partner. These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men’s health issues and much needed funds for men’s health along the way.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Movember’s Goals

Campaign strategic goal
We will get men to grow moustaches by creating an innovative, fun and engaging annual Movember campaign that raises funds and awareness globally.
Strategic goals from the funds raised:
  Survivorship
We will fund survivorship initiatives that provide information and support for men and their families affected by prostate cancer that will help them to make informed decisions and will improve their quality of life.

 Awareness and education
Through our annual campaign and funded programmes we will significantly increase the understanding of the health risks that men face and will encourage men to act upon on that increased understanding.

 Prostate and testicular cancer research
We will fund catalytic research and clinical trials infrastructure that leads to significantly improved diagnostic and prognostic tests and treatments to reduce the burden of prostate and testicular cancer.

 Influencing change in men’s health
We will fund research that helps to inform health policy and knowledge translation that accelerates improved health outcomes for men.

Making your own Mo Sista pic in 3 steps!

1. Simply go to: www.pixlr.com/express
Now then, let’s design your first Mo pic!
2. Browse & Upload your pic
Once on Pixlr’s page, click on Browse and Upload your picture. I find that close up and facing the camera is much better than angled ones so you can position your fake mustache properly.

The whole point of having your index finger like this, is for you to draw the mustache on there. But after so many attempts of doing it by myself, I realized that I really suck at art, as well! Hence I resorted to doing mine digitally!

3. Design your pic with a Mo!
Now that we know this is the pic we want, click Sticker then look for Accessories. There are some fine looking ‘staches there that you might like! In fact, I’m sure you can still sport a fake mustache without the index finger, I’ve seen a few pics like this already from the Mommalicious Mammas, who joined the campaign.
And the result???

And here’s another version…

So there you go, my very own fake ‘staches! Why not join in Movember, spread the word, let’s link up and become the strongest ever Mo Sistas to show our Mo Bros some love!

**Thank you so much for those who have joined my ‘Blog Pink’ campaign, as well as Blog ‘n Raise It! Will be giving details on this soon.** P.S. You can still donate!

 

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13 thoughts on “How To: Become a Mo Sista, and Love Your Mo!

  1. Hi D! This is really cute and cool, my sister in law’s husband is growing a moustache heheh he looks funny but is a great charity to support… My husband already has a beard so he doesn’t count hehehe! Big hug and happy Sunday hun!

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  3. I’m not a fan of facial hair but for a month for such a good cause I can put my personal opinion aside! I do love moustache themed things though…I’m going to crochet myself a moustache necklace!

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