Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Movember

Photo Credit: Movember

This post has taken 30 days to go up, but you can't rush a moustache..... right, gentleman?  While this post has been simmering, thinking of how to explain the creative genius of dress-up Gala Partés, the Mo Community, and mo-themed merchandise and free stuff, men across the world have been growing out classy, gnarly, and wispy moustaches to raise awareness and funding for men's health.

Three of these moustache-flaunting men have told their story to A Whispered Wish.  Laugh at their moustache while donating to help end prostate cancer and other men's cancers; click on each of their names/pictures to see their personal Mo Space fundraising websites.

"I’ve been wanting to do it for a couple of years and while some folks (YOU!) don’t think the ‘stache is that flattering on me, it is cool to hear people greet you, see your ‘stache and say “HOLY MOVEMBER!!” like they know why I am rockin’ a moustache in the first place. Because I wouldn’t have one if it wasn’t for a good cause." ~ Rodrigo Gutierrez
"Our team of 10 Mo Bros has raised over $6,000 and counting, thanks to the incredible efforts and generous donations by my friends and family, who also helped me put together the first annual Movember Moustache Ride. This fundraising event included a moustache'd ride around the bays and beaches of San Diego, lots of fun outdoor activities and games, and culminated with a fun prize raffle at Hennessey's Tavern in Pacific Beach. This Movember is almost over, but I'm already thinking about how awesome next year could be." ~Matt Kroeger
"Movember is one of the coolest, most dynamic organizations out there.  Not only that, they're the biggest annual fundraiser for men's cancers in the world.  They're rapidly (as they put it) changing the face of men's health by ensuring that money raised through their annual campaign is given only to organizations who share their research with others - dramatically increasing the pace of progress.  Now who doesn't want to support an organization like that?" ~ Michael Spear

What is 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 men’s health causes - specifically cancers affecting men.

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