Matt Cutts and Duane Forrester To Grow Moustaches For Men’s Health

    October 28, 2011
    Chris Crum

At risk of sounding like a writer for ESPN’s First Take, there’s a search-related moustache story worth mentioning.

Google’s Matt Cutts and Bing’s Duane Forrester will participate in the “Movember” initiative designed to raise awareness for men’s health. On the Bing Search Blog, Forrester writes:

It’s 2011, we’re an advanced, tech-savvy industry and we’ve just discovered a way to mix moustaches, money and your statements!

Starting on November 1st, join us as we raise money for Movember.  That’s right.  For the entire month, Matt Cutts and I (Duane Forrester) will do our best to grow impressive moustaches, rivaling the likes of Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck.  We’ll be trying to nudge both Nietzsche and Ned Flanders from your mind’s eye.  We’ll even attempt to lay the smack-down on Salvador Dali and Yosemite Sam!

To be fair, we’ll actually be trying to simply not end up looking like a couple of teenagers trying to snag a dance on Friday night at the high school gym… 😉

@mattcutts Movember? You going to participate if I can get @DuaneForrester to? 9 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

@mikehalvorsen If you can get @DuaneForrester to grow his moustache, I will definitely participate in Movember. Sound good? 9 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Here’s the official description for Movember:

Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Men grow a Mo (moustache) for 30 days to become a walking, talking billboards, for our men’s health causes – specifically cancers affecting men.

Men who support Movember, called Mo Bros, start by registering at Mo Bros start Movember 1st clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo, for the rest of the month, raising money along the way. Women who support Movember, called Mo Sistas, also start by registering at Mo Sistas champion the Mo by supporting their Mo Bros, organizing events, leading a team and spreading the important message of men’s health.

Hopefully, in addition to spreading the men’s health message, we’ll see some sweet pictures of the Google and Bing webmaster poster boys.

Will you participate?


Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.