You might notice a change in the scenery in November. It’s not just that the trees have shed their leaves, but the faces you see on the street seem to sport more mustaches than before. You aren’t imagining it: It’s the month-long “Movember” campaign, which encourages men to shun their razors for the duration of November to raise awareness about and combat men’s health issues.
Movember got its start in 2003 in Australia (“Mo” is Aussie slang for mustache) with 30 “Mo Bros,” and has since expanded to more than 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas globally, according to the Movember Foundation – which collects donations to fund projects that fight prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, and physical inactivity. To participate, you can either grow a mustache or take the MOVE challenge to be physically active every day of the month, in addition to raising funds to promote men’s health.
Movember isn’t just for individual movers and mustache-growers, either. Businesses of all sizes can participate in the campaign – raising funds for men’s health issues and creating camaraderie at the same time, according to the Movember Foundation.
One way to get involved in Movember is to host an event. The Movember Foundation Event Guide offers a few suggestions, including a “Shave the Date” gathering at the beginning of the month to kick off the marathon mustache growing session, a MOVE event to promote physical activity (e.g., a ping pong tournament or run), or a mustache themed “Mo party” to raise funds.
If your company plans on hosting an event this month to raise awareness and funds for the Movember Foundation, custom lanyards can enhance your efforts to help men worldwide lead happier and healthier lives. Consider the following ways that customized lanyards can help make your mustache bash a smash.
Get More People on Board
The Movember Foundation encourages participating companies to get clients, customers, and suppliers to join events and fundraising efforts. Sending out eye-catching Movember themed lanyards can help get people’s attention.
Additionally, they can hang the lanyard up somewhere or wear it prior to the event to serve as a reminder. Sending lanyards to your customers and suppliers can also increase awareness and attract more participants: People your invitees know might notice the lanyards and become interested in Movember.
Give The Mustache-less a Way to Show Support
Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to grow a luxurious mustache and turn their face into a billboard for the Movember movement all month long. By wearing custom Movember lanyards, however, those without facial hair can still indicate their support for the cause and raise awareness at the event and in other settings.
Create a Sense of Unity
Coming together to champion a good cause is a great way to foster a sense of togetherness among the employees at your company. Giving everyone custom lanyards to wear will underscore that sense of unity and help everyone feel like a team working toward a common goal.
Raise Awareness and Get People Talking Year-Round
After the event is over, participants can continue wearing their Movember lanyards or display them in their homes or offices – so the lanyards can continue to spark conversations about men’s health and the cause long after the party is over. Anyone who’s interested can contribute to the campaign at any time: Although the campaign focuses on raising awareness during November, the Movember Foundation accepts donations year-round.
For Mo Bros and Mo Sistas looking to fundraise with a Movember event, custom lanyards can help promote the cause in a number of ways. If you’re interested in ordering custom lanyards for your event, contact the Woven Lanyards team today by calling (847) 424-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.