Named by joining the words “mo”, for moustache, and the month of “November”, Movember was founded in Australia in 2003 by two friends, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, who decided to grow a moustache during the 30 days of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
Today the movement has exploded and in just 13 years it has gone from 30 participants to over five million worldwide. The Foundation aims to change the face of men’s health by fighting prostrate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues through research, education and support.
Oris celebrated the start of this important month at Dandy’s Barber Lounge in Geneva for an “Apéro Shave Down” party in true gentlemanly style. Oris’s male employees, partners, clients and friends were all in attendance for a hot lather shave in preparation for the month ahead.