It's that time of year again, it's November which means it's time for Movember. It is when guys grow out mustaches to raise awareness for men's health.
Movember began 10 years ago in Australia, when a few Aussie's though it would be amusing to grow a mustache or mo, as they call it. After all of the attention they received, they decided to use their Mo's to start the conversation about prostate and testicular cancer. Since the beginning, 3 million participants have raised over $446 million for cancer research.
10/11's Tony DeGrand went to downtown Lincoln to ask a few folks what they might think about mustaches and what they might know about Movember.
One guy that caught his attention was Matt Holman:
Tony: "What do you think about mustaches? Obviously, you have one on your face."
"I do. I'm actually not a fan of mustaches. Every time I look in the mirror I want to punch myself." said Holman
Then he took a few familiar faces with and without a stache.
Tony: "You might recognize who this guy is. What do you think, Bo Pelini with a mustache?"
Hudson Gardner thinks, "he kind of looks more Italian."
Tony: "How about another recognizable guy that normal is clean shaven? The Governor with a mustache?"
Garden responded, "Yeah, he looks more trustworthy."
Tony: "And if you're from Lincoln you may know our Chief Meteorologist, Ken Siemek."
Teresa and Rachel Rathjen both think, "He does look better with a mustache."
Tony: "Lastly, have you heard of Movember? What do you know about Movember?"
Matt Holman knew a little bit, "I think the goal is to shave off and let it grow out for the month of November. To raise money for prostate cancer."
According to Husdon Gardner, "It kind of starts with hip people."
So there you have it, you've got some good, some bad reviews of mustaches. For the most part, they know a little bit about Movember. 10/11's Tony DeGrand will be telling you more about Movember every Monday on First News Nebraska for the entire month of November.