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The Movemberists – ‘Tache for cash…

02 Nov

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Every November there is a marked increase in the number of male faces sporting hirsute growths about the upper lip area.
A veritable plethora of furry philtrums in fact.

This outbreak of creative shaving is in support of the Movember Foundation, set up in 2004 to raise awareness of prostate cancer and to raise funds for the research and treatment of this and other men’s health issues.

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Participants start November clean shaven and collect sponsorship to grow a moustache for the whole month. The ‘tache can be any style but must stand alone, unconnected to any other facial hair such as beards or sideburns.

This will be the third year that we have got involved at work, prone as we are to looking silly for charity. This was last year’s model…

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..I went for the dignified Brigadier look.

This year I’m going to try the upside down horseshoe of hair that is described by the Movember style guide as the “Trucker” but I prefer to think of it as the “Villain” or possibly the “Bandito”.

On day 2 there is barely a hint of what’s to come, but it’s early days yet..

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I have set up a page on the Movember site for people to leave donations and where I shall post update photos so you can see what you’re getting for your money, so to speak.

THIS GREAT BIG, REALLY OBVIOUS LINK WILL TAKE YOU TO MY PAGE.

Thank you, every little helps.

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21 Comments

Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Charity, Personal anecdote, Social comment

 

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21 responses to “The Movemberists – ‘Tache for cash…

  1. Ron

    November 3, 2013 at 01:32

    Hey Dale, I think it’s AWESOME that you’re doing this because it’s for such a GREAT cause!

    Love the ‘tache for cash’ idea! And I’m looking forward to seeing your “Bandito” tache!

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 3, 2013 at 01:47

      Thanks Ron. If you can spare a few pennies, click the link and donate.

       
  2. dalecooper57

    November 3, 2013 at 01:51

    Thank you to Ho for his very generous donation. The Mo Bro show is go!

     
  3. kirpa9

    November 3, 2013 at 10:07

    Reblogged this on kirpa9 and commented:
    You can select the signal you wish to be displayed on your TV.

     
  4. Big D

    November 3, 2013 at 16:37

    I love this idea. Prostate cancer doesn’t get anywhere near as much attention as it should so it’s nice to see men doing something about it. Kudos.

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 3, 2013 at 16:45

      Thanks dude. You can still get involved, check out the link.

       
  5. Lanthie Ransom

    November 3, 2013 at 19:40

    Just love the dignified brigadier look!

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 3, 2013 at 20:02

      Sorry, you’ll have to get used to droopy ends.

       
  6. Rusty C

    November 5, 2013 at 22:10

    Hi Dale
    Nice Post! I am also participating in #Movember. I think this it is a fun way to raise funds & awareness to mens health. Anyways, Good Luck to you & Moustache Up!

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 5, 2013 at 22:12

      Cheers Rusty. What style are you sporting Sir, if I may be so bold as to enquire?

       
      • Rusty C

        November 5, 2013 at 22:18

        So Far I just have some peach fuzz on my lip…But I am shooting for the “Chevron”…. I would like to be able to flip the ends, but doubt I can do that in 1 month!

         
      • dalecooper57

        November 5, 2013 at 22:20

        No, I think that’s a trifle optimistic

         
      • Rusty C

        November 5, 2013 at 22:22

        haha….Yes sir!

         
      • dalecooper57

        November 5, 2013 at 22:27

        Rusty, I don’t seem to be able to leave comments on your blog. The buttons don’t seem to work. Any ideas?

         
      • dalecooper57

        November 5, 2013 at 22:37

        Scratch that. Seems fine now.

         
      • Rusty C

        November 5, 2013 at 22:37

        hmmmm. I dont know. They were working earlier.

         
      • dalecooper57

        November 5, 2013 at 22:40

        It’s ok now, I changed browsers.

         
  7. steph

    November 8, 2013 at 17:26

    Best of luck, Dale! Made a tiny donation. 🙂

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 8, 2013 at 18:36

      Excellent! Thank you so much, every little helps. The Mo Bros will be most grateful.

       
  8. jerseylil

    November 9, 2013 at 08:28

    Well done, Dale, and it’s a great cause. I like the photos of your Brigadier look and this year’s Bandito look. I had a dear uncle die from prostate cancer last year. It’s great that you guys do this to raise awareness. Hope donations have been excellent and generous!

     
    • dalecooper57

      November 9, 2013 at 08:38

      I have raised about £70 so far. We are thinking of dyeing our ‘taches at the end of the month. I’m thinking green would look good. You can still donate at my Mo Space page – http://mobro.co/dalecooper141

       

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