Tilly's Blog
Latest Posts Archives Contests and Events Subscribe
Grow A Mustache For Movember To Support Men's Cancer
Posted by Tilly's on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Category: Movember , Charity , Electric , News , Non-Profit , Random , Videos , Start Something

The "Mo", slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember to draw awareness and to raise money for men's prostate & testicular cancer!


November is "Movember" so grow your mustache for a great cause, there's still time to grow Mo Bros!  Mo Sistas can participate as well by supporting the cause and by donating to the Movember Foundation, brands like ELECTRIC Sunglasses, TOMS Shoes and SECTOR 9 Skateboards rock their Mo's proudly!

 

Movember-Electric Poster

 
"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. 
 
The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about men’s health.  Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement. 

In 2004 the campaign evolved and focused on raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men – prostate cancer. 432 Mo Bros joined the movement that year, raising $55,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia - representing the single largest donation they had ever received.
 
The Movember moustache has continued to grow year after year, expanding to the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland. 
 
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." (Courtesy of www.us.movember.com

Movember USA Intro YouTube Video:

 



Cheers!

Dubbs


                                                            Repost This

Permalink



Comments

#1 | Posted by: Ducati nelson - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:40:38 PM
what a loser can u do better u need help but it was funny



Leave a Reply

Name


Comments
































Archive:
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009