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.
To do our part in supporting the cause of men's health, I have created a Movember team for our fair city, dubbed Durham: City of Moustache. Anyone is welcome to join the team and help raise funds. If you'd rather not participate in the challenge, donations made to the team will go to both the Prostate Cancer Fund and LIVESTRONG.
As I'm already sporting a respectable 'stach, my first pledge toward the cause is that I will be shaving it off come November the first, and starting from a blank canvas. I'd also like to tip my hat to Greg from Freezerburns, who as the captain of the venerable Team RDU will be holding a Movember-thon on Nov 5th.