If you’re a dude and you’re not growing a mustache for No Shave November, John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell are here to tell you why you’re missing out. The comedic duo, who will return to the big screen in the upcoming film Holmes & Watson, teamed up with The Movember Foundation to make a video highlighting just a few of the many benefits of sporting some facial hair. According to them, growing a mustache won’t just change the way you look—it can even unlock musical talent you didn’t know you had (at least that’s what happened to Ferrell).
While showing off their own ‘staches, the pair flip through a book of “mustache facts” and pull out a few choice tidbits, like how mustaches can help you communicate with cats. While the science behind these facts is questionable, they’re for a good cause: The Movember Foundation is working to promote awareness around men’s health issues and keep men from dying from preventable causes like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide.
Those are big goals, but by funding research, patient registries, educational campaigns, and other initiatives, The Movember Foundation is working to put often-ignored men’s health issues in the spotlight and make progress toward better health outcomes for men. Even if a mustache isn’t quite your style, you can still support the organization’s work by donating here. And if you are growing a mustache, you might want to get a French horn and try out your “jazz” skills.
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