Movember -or- With Great Moustache…

What is Movember, you ask? Well, here’s an explanation from the organization’s website:

About The Campaign

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

So, there you have it. Doing something, and something that I feel I do well, for a cause. As I understand it, here’s how it works (also from the website):

On Movember 1st, guys register at with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Sounds pretty easy. I don’t really hold to spelling “moustache” with an “o” in it, but for a good cause like this, I’ll let it slide. Heck, I’ll even get involved.

Pictured: Me on December 1
(artist’s interpretation)

I haven’t seen my cheeks for a while. I’m currently the owner of a delightful (at least, I think it is) beard, and it could be time for a change. Therefore, I posit this to all you people what reads this:

Gimme yo’ money, and over the course of the month of November (“Movember”, from here on out), I shall grow a moustache that you can be proud of. Here are some reasons why you should sponsor me this Movember:

1. You are a lady and cannot grow a proper moustache, but have always wanted one (Moustache Envy): you can be partly responsible for mine.

2. You are a man, and nature has not gifted (or cursed, depending on your thoughts on the subject) you with my ability to grow a magnificent soup-catcher: you can look at mine, and feel pride (or revulsion) knowing it was your doing.

3. You are a man (or a woman) that is entirely capable of growing a moustache, but can not due to reasons of professionalism (I don’t really want a food handler with a ferret from their nostrils) or matters of propriety (the world isn’t ready for you ladies; not yet, but someday): in this case, you can take joy in my unique position of not handling people’s food, nor having a vagina.

4. You think moustaches look silly, and want me to look silly; you are wrong, but I will take your money. It’s for cancer.

Did you know the prostate cancer ribbon was blue?
I didn’t.

Any of these reasons are entirely valid. All proceeds will go to charity. I shall document, with pictures, the entire journey. I’ll keep a running total of all the money raised on a new tab at the top of the page.


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