Movember: when November rhymes with mustache!

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For several years, the month of November has been synonymous with mustache. In fact, the Movember movement invites men to grow a “Mo” (mustache) for thirty days in order to promote men's health.

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The “Movember” movement has been around for almost 20 years. It aims to encourage men to grow their mustaches in exchange for funds to support men's health. 

“Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention – we're tackling it. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men's health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, disrupting men's health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men. »

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To find out more, here is a video that sums up the movement well:

The movement began in 2003 in Australia where only thirty participants, the Mo Bros, were registered with the campaign.

Are the students familiar with this movement? Do people around them grow their mustaches during the month of November? Have they already participated in a fundraising campaign for an organization like Leucan or other?

The following activities will allow you to better understand the international movement that is Movember and to discover the fashion phenomenon surrounding the mustache.


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At the end of the activities, the student will be able to:
- Understand what the Movember movement is by identifying its purpose, vision and values;
- Find out what "fingerstache" is and identify the two words making up this portmanteau word

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A guide by Laurie Couture with the collaboration of Véronique Lavergne and Prof numéric

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