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Kristin Booker • October 19, 2009

Fashionable Cause: Hey Guys, Throw Away the Razor and Sign Up For MOVEMBER!

Just so you know, we’re not all about the ladies here on FSB. We love the guys as well so when we got an invitation to attend the kick-off party for MOVEMBER at the Openhouse Gallery in NoLita, we jumped at the chance. Tons of cute guys, cocktails and a silent art auction for a great cause? Sign us up!

What is MOVEMBER? Ok, a little backstory here. Once upon a time (2003 to be exact), some guys were hanging around a bar in Australia talking about how it was time to bring the moustache back. Looking for a reason to explain the facial hair revolution, this lovely group of gents decided to grow their mos (Australian for “moustache”) as part of a fundraiser to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. What started as a little initiative between friends has now turned into a worldwide movement to raise money for all cancers affecting men.

How does it work? Well, first of all your favorite man (and that could be you, dude) should register on their website. Then it’s really simple: you start the month of November off completely clean-shaven and work on your masterful facial hair all through the month as part of a fundraiser. At the end of the month, there’s always a huge gala and all of the Tom Selleck/Joaquin Phoenix look-alikes posture in a costume that best suits his moustache style for the ultimate prize, Man of Movember. The money raised as part of the initiative is split between the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

So, gents, sign up to raise money (and finally cultivate that fine Tom Selleck moustache you’ve been wanting all this time) and ladies, you can participate by sending this post along to your guy friends and recruiting participants. It’s for a great cause, folks. Sign up to participate in MOVEMBER and let’s kick prostate cancer where it really hurts.

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