5 Ways To Support Movember In Hong Kong—With Or Without A Mo'
Every November, men around the world throw away their vanity to grow (or, attempt to grow) a moustache in support of Movember, an annual event created to raise awareness of men's health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide.
After all, there's nothing quite like a bit of upper lip hair—sparse, spotty or full-on bushy—to stir up a conversation about why it's there, and eventually, how it helps the cause.
The rules are simple. All Mo' Bros, as they're called, start clean shaven on the first of November and let the 'staches grow until month-end. During that time, they fundraise through a dedicated page on the official Movember website and watch the money roll in.
But whether you're growing a mo' or not, there are still plenty of ways to support Movember in Hong Kong. We've listed five ways below where moustaches aren't mandatory:
1/5 Drink some Mo’Tinis
Date: All November long
The easiest? Order ‘The Espresso Mo’Tini’ at any of Jia Group’s venues and HK$30 will be donated to the Movember Foundation for each cocktail. That’s not all—you’ll also get a complimentary stick-on moustache to selfie with.
Be sure to tag your selfie with @movember and #movemberhk to be in the running to win a double pass to The Whole ‘Mo at Rhoda (see below for more info).
See all of Jia Group's venues here
2/5 Iron Balls Masterclass at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour at the Landmark, Central is hosting an Iron Balls masterclass in support of Movember for all gin and tonic fans. Priced at HK$500, participants will learn about four key gins, tonic pairings and botanicals from Dr. Gerry Olino and Dr. Paul Chan.
The masterclass takes place on November 18 from 5-7pm, and there’ll be opportunities to donate to the Dr. Fern’s Iron Balls Movember team.
Sign up now at ticketflap.com/ironballsmasterclass
3/5 The Whole ‘Mo at Rhoda
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Mo' Bros and their supporters will want to mark their calendars for The Whole ‘Mo at Rhoda. Not only does everyone get a complimentary Mo’Tini shot, but unlimited servings of roast pork coming all the way from Wick’s Manor Farm in Essex, complemented by tunes from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
Taking place on Saturday, November 25 (from 12:30pm to 4pm), the event will also offer complimentary trims and styling by Hong Kong barber Afer Law of Handsome Factory. Tickets cost HK$320 and all proceeds go to the Movember Foundation.
Get your tickets for The Whole 'Mo here
4/5 Gentleman’s Evening at Foxglove
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Jazz speakeasy Foxglove is hosting a Gentleman’s Evening on Wednesday, November 29, from 6-9pm in support of Movember, complete with classic shaves by Fox and The Barber, styling sessions by The Armoury, whiskey tasting by Eddie Nara Glenmorangie and a special Movember menu by Foxglove chef Kevin Lee.
A Mo’tastic live band will be playing all night, and tickets are HK$550 with all proceeds going towards the Movember Foundation.
Get your tickets for the Gentleman's Evening here
5/5 End of MO' Party at Beef & Liberty
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
To celebrate the end of Movember, head to the End of Mo’ Party at Beef & Liberty to get a free shave-off from Era Barbers and goodie bags from Selvedge Grooming.
Hosted by The Brooklyn Brewery, Craft & Crew, Selvedge Grooming, Era Barbers, Continental Wines Limited and the Hong Kong Scottish Rugby Club, the night will also include a lucky draw and prizes for the best mo'.
Tickets are HK$288 (advance) and HK$350 at the door, although only a limited amount of door tickets will be available.
Get your tickets for The End of Mo' party here
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Learn more about Movember in Hong Kong.