Time for mo to go as Movember ends
FOR Chris Bevington growing a moustache isn't just about being a pretty face.
The meaning behind the "mo" is just as important.
As Movember officially finishes up today Chris said he was proud of his efforts.
"I was never expecting it go this far," he said.
"I was aiming for $100 but it escalated in a good way and here I am with over $600 raised to go towards the charity.
"It was just really great to see people get behind it."
Chris' pledge to help change the face of men's health has him nationally ranked at #4838 this year, and an official "mo-bro".
He said it had been a long, and unexpected, process but worth it to give something back.
"I'm doing this on my lonesome because the men in my family have had physical health issues, so yes I really support it, and I'm proud to be a mo bro," he said.
"It's a big issue just like breast cancer, but less noted so it's great someone is addressing it."
Chris has never had trouble growing facial hair and jumped at the chance.
"I'm a first-time mo grower so I didn't really know what to do after my friend wanted me to participate, so I left it up to the first donor." he said.
The first one to donate to Chris' account was able to choose from the nine different types of mo's, including the Abrakadabra, the Connoisseur or the Wisp, but Chris' friend chose a much more dramatic style.
"The Trucker was the Mo that was chosen for me to sport," he said.
"It's the thickest and longest of them all.
"The comments I've had on it are funny; people have even asked if I am a porn star but no, just Movember."
Mr Bevington admits that after he's done his part for charity he will get rid of the moustache.
"It's a weird feeling," he said. "I think I'm going to shave it because I don't think it's me."
"There will be a final bid to have it shaved off in the upcoming days."
- Movember started in 2003 in Australia.
- The Movember community has raised $580 million to date and funded more than 800 programs in 21 countries
- The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches to spark conversation and raise vital funds towards prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.