As many of you know, November, more popularly known as Movember, was the month when men from around the world joined together to raise money for testicular and prostate cancer. The challenge was to grow a mustache, and have people donate to the cause. While fun most of the time, I do have to admit that there were certainly down sides to this month, especially socially. How many girls are looking to go home with a guy with a thin dark black mustache? The answer is not many. It was all for a great cause, and I am willing to sacrifice some social awkwardness if it can help raise peoples awareness on a disease that will effect so many young men. To date, Movember has raised $47 million globally making it the world’s largest charity event for men. Significantly, awareness of men’s health issues has improved with Movember helping to spread important health messages directly to millions of Mo Bros & Sistas around the world. The Gala party to celebrate the end of a long and rough month was held at Capitale in NYC. Sponsored by Canadian Club whiskey, you can only imagine how intense this party got. There were some great costumes, some gorgeous girls (no mustaches) and tons of laughs. This was the kind of event/party where everyone got along wonderfully. All the people there had a great sense of humor (you have to if you grow a awkward stache for a month) and it really showed. I will be participating every year from here on out, and only hope to expand my team to some other friends. Check out some of the pics and read up on Movember. Just because the month is over, it does not mean that you can not contribute to helping to find a cure. Thanks Mia! RAWR for escorting me to the event and lying to me for the whole month on how “great” my stache looked.
As Im sure many of you know, November is the month when men around the world come together in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. They will unite in a fun and unique way, by growing their mustaches for the entire month. Ive always had a thing for a cool looking mustache, and I took this opportunity to do my part in finding a cure. Now, my stache has a bit of trouble growing in at full Hulk Hogan capacity, so Ive decide that for the first 2 weeks, I will let my beard act as a set of training wheels, and when the stache is ready to ride on its own, I will set it free for the world to embrace. This is also going to be a challenge, because Im a single guy living in the NYC area, and right about now I look like a homeless thug who jumped the boarder in Texas. Im not a rocket scientist, but Im pretty sure thats not the look that most girls are going after.
Please check out the Movember page for more information on the cause. It also has a ton of information on how to get involved. Girls, just because you cant grow a nice looking mustache ( I know, its upsetting) it doesnt mean you cant help out. Women are encouraged to help raise money as well.
And here is the all important donation page. Please donate whatever you can spare to helping to find a cure.