Sporting a solo mustache is a fairly passé fashion statement, at least in this part of the world. But right now, you may see more mustachioed men than usual—especially if you walk the halls of Gilman’s Upper School. But you’ll need to look fast, because in a few days the clean-shaven norm will again dominate among faculty members at the school.
So, what’s up with the mustaches? It’s Movember, an initiative started in Australia back in 2003 with just a few dozen men who wanted to raise awareness about and funds for men’s health, particularly prostate and testicular cancer. Now it’s a global effort taking place in several countries; in 2011 it raised $126.3 million for the cause—and an untold number of eyebrows.