Your Guide to Movember: A Movement for Men's Health
by: The Beat Asia
November 07, 2022
I “mustache” you for help, but I’m afraid I’ll have to “shave” it for later.
Though unfortunately for some, this silence comes as a detriment to their wellbeing. An annual initiative that hopes to break the silence on men’s mental health and to tackle the main health problems affecting the entire world’s male population, Movember is a movement that brings attention to the issues in ways that makes it easy for everyone to participate. Not just for the boys, anyone can become a Mo Bro or Mo Sis by taking part in the charity’s fundraising activities across the month of November.
Let it Grow
Be a grower who’s also a show-er. Whether you’re a handlebar guy, or a dude who likes to rock the full bush, let your facial hair flourish as a strong signal to the Movember cause. Beginning with a big shave down on Nov. 1 before stepping away from the razor for the rest of the month, the look serves as a signal to raise awareness. You can even tap in on the app and show off the new groom to raise funds while you’re at it, and to support other stache’d up brethren on their quest by making donations digitally.
Get Moving for the Movement
A heart-breaking number of up to 60 men are lost to suicide every 60 minutes across the globe. It’s tough but the world is overdue for the conversation surrounding the stigma of men’s mental health, and Movember wants to be a part of changing that. Encouraging all genders to take a stand and step up for those who can’t, part of Movember includes a 60-kilometre journey to represent remembrance of the 60 individuals that we lose every hour.
Walk, bike, swim, run. No matter how you get there, your adventure in going this distance can help to attract more attention and funding when linked to your Mo Space on the Movember app. There are group challenges you can join, and even opportunities to host movements of your own with your friends and crew. Find out more on how to get going by clicking here.
Say It in Cash
Another way to help keep the cause going and to support the organisation actualise their projects is donating funds. You can do this directly via the Movember website here, or even through these campaigns at your favourite outlets around Hong Kong. More updates are to come, so stay tuned to the Movember events schedule here, and their official Instagram here.
Two specially crafted cocktails have been added to the Candour menu of November, with 5% of drinks sales going to the Movember foundation. Available across the other Common Abode concepts, enjoy the creative Frothy Tash (HK$118) made with bourbon and fruity notes, as well as the Maple Fashioned (HK$118) twist on the classic made special with a dash of the tree syrup before being finished up with orange and cinnamon as garnish.
If you’re feeling lucky, click here to buy a celebratory raffle ticket (HK$50) and stand the chance to win a bunch of fantastic prizes. Winners of the draw can enjoy some unique Movember merch, a premium bottle of Marker’s Mark 46, awesome gifts from across Common Abode’s restaurants, and a grand prize of the entire range from Selvedge Barber’s top-quality hair, face, and fragrance line.
Be sure to stay tuned for a banging closing party on Nov. 29, with special guests Oscar and Enzo from Selvedge Barbers giving out quick men’s trims for a minimum donation of HK$200. Drinks are also included with the cut!
Location: Candour, 65-65A Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2362 8100
Emmer Pizzeria & Café
Providing some comfort food to brace us for unpacking the topics of mental health issues, alongside prostate and testicular cancer, Emmer Pizzeria is giving away a donation of HK$10 for every Carnivora Pizza (HK$168) sold over November. Made with their signature quality dough, slathered in zesty tomato sauce and mozzarella, the Carnivora wows with the triple-pork combo of pancetta, salami, and nduja.
Location: Emmer Pizzeria & Café, Shop 407, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2780 1110
Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Kicking off the month with their annual team shave to show their dedication to Movember, the Landmark Oriental’s MO Bar has come up with exquisite new cocktails to let guests in on the charitable fun. Reinterpreting the Old Fashioned, the drink is a meld of whiskey and chocolate, with an adorable edible choco-stache on top from local chocolate-makers Conspiracy Chocolate to garnish. Over at SOMM and Amber, guests who prefer their drinks with a bit of caffeine kick can sip on the MO Moffy, an upgrade on the classic Irish Coffee incorporating Douglas Laing’s Scallywag whiskey.
Location: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2132 0188
Bianco & Rosso
Especially made for the month of Movember, the Bianco & Rosso team has lifted the dark elixir of Hennessy VSOP and created the special Noix de November (HK$130), of which HK$10 from each drink’s sales will be donated to the movement. For fans of a sipping concoction with woody and musky depth, plus some herbaceous notes, the cocktail also includes Vermouth-infused nuts, Bulleit rye, Dom Benedictine, as well as cedar wood oils.
Location: Bianco & Rosso, 29 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2813 1669
Partnering with 8to8 Barber Shop, retro-futuristic izakaya joint Musubi Hiro is helping to host a weekly beard maintenance for any and all who want to keep their facial hair fresh. For HK$300, guests can enjoy free-flow beers and a complimentary trim, with all proceeds going into donations towards the Movember foundation.
Ending the month with some special festivities, they will also be hosting a movENDER Party on Nov. 26. Beginning from 6 PM, enjoy all the buffs and waxes included in the lineup of their usual cleanup days, mini-games and competitions, as well as extra perks from their modernised fusion Japanese menu, set to their usual bombastic hip-hop tunes all around. Stay tuned to their Instagram to find out more!
Location: Musubi Hiro, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 5597 6911
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