Movember 2008

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Photo credit: Kris Krug on Flickr

“So you’ve decided to be awesome,” his post from Movember 2006 begins. I first heard about Movember a few years ago thanks to Kris Krug, who at the time I thought just had a thing for growing his facial hair out like wild (and harbored a unique obsession with mutton chops).

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a charity event held during November each year. At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache, raising money and awareness along the way.”

The point of letting it all grow out for Movember is to have fun and raise money and awareness for men’s health causes. “Men lack awareness about the very real health issue they face…. The aim of Movember is to change this attitude. Make men’s health fun by putting the moustache back on the face of Canadian men and raising some serious funds for prostate cancer.”

This year the Canadian Movember movement (it is international) is supporting the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada.

Yesterday during my weekly guest spot on Talk1410am’s Afternoon Buzz with Val and Patrick I mentioned that it was Movember – and they were way ahead of me as they already had “before” pictures of several staff members posted on their site. They were even talking about Movember on Breakfast Television (although I could have used without the super close-up of upper lip hair that early in the morning).

It’s not to late to sign up and start raising funds, you’ll just have to make up for a few lost days. You could even join a team, like Team BlueFur, headed by Gary Jones or simply donate to the cause.

Kris warns, “You’re likely to hear things like: ‘Mine will look ugly’, ‘My office won’t allow it’. ‘My girlfriend/wife/casual bed-friend has banned moustaches from our common living space.’ Stand strong Brothers and Sistas. Be brave.”

Vancouver’s Movember Gala Partay (prior to ‘the big shave’) will take place November 27th at The Caprice nightclub on Granville.

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  1. Gary Jones :: BlueFur.comThursday, November 6th, 2008 — 7:15am PST

    Thank you for the link 🙂

    Mo Bros join our team!

  2. Andrew SnaithThursday, November 6th, 2008 — 7:22am PST

    It’s a great idea, don’t let anyone at work put you off of this if your considering it. They should have no right to tell you how to have your facial hair and if they still do explain the cause and I’m sure they’d be fine with it.

    Respect to the people that do this.

  3. JenniferThursday, November 6th, 2008 — 8:19am PST

    My company, DC Shoes is participating in Movember- all the guys are growing a ‘stache and collecting donations. We’re doing a big Movember gala in California at the beginning of December when we go down for our sales meeting. It’s such a great way to bring awareness to this important cause.

  4. Miss604Thursday, November 6th, 2008 — 8:23am PST

    Unrelated note @Jennifer – my 8 month old nephew was wearing DC’s the other day. Your company has quite the following 😛

  5. kk+Thursday, November 6th, 2008 — 9:29am PST

    i’ve really grown to love movember. here’s this years incarnation…

  6. DonThursday, November 6th, 2008 — 10:27am PST

    My whole work team is doing Movember this year. Mo- Bros and Mo-Sistahs! Because Mo is Bettah!

  7. JenniferThursday, November 6th, 2008 — 10:36am PST

    @ Miss604- The baby shoes are my favourite- so tiny and cute! 🙂

  8. RobThursday, November 6th, 2008 — 1:54pm PST

    As Family Guy has taught us, with great mustache comes great responsibility. Lesson one is: just because you have a mustache, it doesn’t mean you can speak Italian:


  9. Miss604Thursday, November 6th, 2008 — 2:01pm PST

    @ Rob – I love that episode

  10. DonFriday, November 28th, 2008 — 7:51am PST

    Movember Gala Party Pictures here:

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