Originally published on the International House website here.
Movember, as November was previously known, is a month when follically inclined ‘mo bros’ (and their ever supportive ‘mo sistas’) all over the world have the enviable opportunity to grow a moustache to support men’s health.
IH Moscow staff, Martin Browne, Alex Bunten, Andrew Franklin, and Wes Matlock were no exception. They braved the pointing, the outright laughing, the frequent adult film star comparisons and worse, to raise awareness and funds for world-class prostate and testicular cancer research programmes.
In the end, they raised a few eyebrows, but also the combined humble sum of nearly $1700. It was a first for all the constituent mo bros, but also most of the staff at IH Moscow. Overall, it was a brilliant way to create a buzz around the school, have an interesting talking point with staff and students, and spread the word about a very good cause. They hope to make it an annual m’occasion.
Huge thanks go to all the IH staff who supported us with moustache witticisms, off-hand compliments, and funding. May the mo’ be with you.
For more information about Movember and IH Moscow’s moustache journey, or to donate, check out the following links:
Alex Bunten: mobro.co/albunten
Andrew Franklin: mobro.co/franklinandrew