Thursday, November 24, 2011


If you've noticed that the men in your area are looking a little scruffier than usual - there's most likely a very good reason for it:

Welcome to MOVEMBER!

I know what you're thinking, but no, Movember is not a month-long tribute to the Gays (but how awesome would that be? Glitter and feather boas for EVERYBODY!) - it is a month-long moustache growing competition to raise money for the fight against prostate cancer.

I am a big supporter of "the cause", and I think this is a great fundraising idea that brings attention to another sensitive area. It allows guys to raise some cash to save their man-parts and it also gives them a chance to grow an ironic 'stache without much teasing.

The Edmonton Oilers are always happy to participate with Mo's of their own, and a number of the players, staff and media are sporting (or trying to sport) some spectacularly shaggy 'stache's.

Collectively, they've raised around $5000 so far.

Its great to see the guys getting into the spirit, even if I have longer, thicker leg hair than most of these guys are sporting on the upper lips.

There's still a couple of days left if you want to get in on some of the Mo action, you can head to the Movember website to make a donation, or visit my fellow FTS contributor, Cathy at Antsy Pants - she has been auctioning off items throughout the month with all the proceeds going to the Movember cause (though, I'll give you advance warning that I will be winning her next item).

We need to do whatever we can to keep our men healthy - even if means a month of whisker burns every year.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny to see manly men who can't grow a stache :)