Movember

  • swimmerdude52...

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    Oct 28, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    Hey Gentlemen,

    I am starting a BIG fundraiser at my university and I wanted to extend the offer to y'all and see if you guys wanted to help support this new philanthropy.

    Everyone has heard of "No Shave November" right? Well this philanthropic event give this No Shave month a very special meaning to men all arund the world. Movember is promoting Men's health, and at the same time spreading awarness of cancer affecing young men today.

    Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

    In 2009, global participation of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising $42 Million US equivalent dollars for Movember’s global beneficiary partners.

    The funds raised through Movember’s US campaign benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

    For detailed information about the Movember Foundation, financial and annual reports, men’s health, the programs being funded and the social impact Movember is having, please visit:
    http://us.movember.com

    So Here is my idea guys- I am going to start a Realjock Group (titled "RealJock")on the website and I would love for you guysto join and do two things 1) GROW A MOUSTACHE!! This is the most important thing you can do this month, and it takes little effort (sorry for those of you that have signifcant others. and 2) If you are able to PLEASE donate what ever you can to the organization. I know that this philanthropy has a significant role in young gay lives.

    I will be posting my progress on here once a week- and yea its gonna look pretty bad, but I encourage y'all to do the same. Thank you all for the support!!
  • swimmerdude52...

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    Oct 28, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    Here is the Team website:

    http://us.movember.com/mospace/713758/

    and here is the video to get more information

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    Oct 28, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    My stache doesn't come in too well, But sign me up. I'm all for not having to shave. :{P
  • du_jock

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    Oct 28, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    I'd love to promote this, but I am not allowed to have facial hair at work icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 28, 2010 5:37 AM GMT
    There's already a Movember organisation in Australia for a number of years now and it's fantastic. I did it a few years ago and the reaction was hilarious. So many people tried to get me to shave it off hahahaha but I raised quite a bit of money and they even have a Movember party to celebrate the best Mo's. The best was walking down the street and having this 'secret' brotherhood symbol attached to your face and seeing so many guys with moustaches at one time giving each other a 'Mo bro' nod.
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    Oct 28, 2010 8:04 AM GMT
    Im in!!!
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    Oct 28, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    I like Novembeard better icon_biggrin.gif
  • nadaquever_rm

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    Oct 28, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]swimmerdude521 said[/cite]Here is the Team website:

    http://us.movember.com/mospace/713758/

    Sorry- I've already started my own team, but I'm glad to know others are getting involved.
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    Oct 31, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    it's a great cause....