Whenever he has time off, “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey likes to channel his inner werewolf … on his upper lip. You may notice a lot of people doing the same this month for Movember — an annual charity event during which men grow moustaches for 30 days to fight testicular and prostate cancer. We had a quick chat with Tyler about why he loves Movember and why he is dying to grow a mustache.
“Every month that I have off, I try to grow the biggest beard or mustache possible,” says Tyler. “I love my mustache. I can finally grow one, so that’s great.”
Movember isn’t some sort of hipster plan to take over the world one mustache at a time — it’s all about fighting cancer and encouraging other men to care about, and talk about, their health. And the campaign has grown faster than Tyler’s ‘stache. In 2004, Movember had 30 participants and raised $40,000. Last year, the org had over 1.1 million participants (!), and $147 million was raised for cancer and mental health initiatives.
According to the Movember campaign, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime! Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men between 15 and 35. Men looooove to talk about footballs, baseballs, basketballs, and pretty much every kind of balls but their own. Yeah, I took it there. Follow the action widgets below to learn more about Movember and how you can join the fight for men’s health — with your facial hair.
Learn About Men's Health
Visit Movember for more facts and information about men's health -- info for all the dudes and dads in your life.
Be A Mo Sista
Even if you can't grow a 'stache, you can still support your man this Movember.