– October 26, 2008
I’m going to look awful, yet, I haven’t been this excited in a long time. Its going to be over before I know it. I have just signed a death certificate for my social life for the month of November.
Why you might ask? Well, you see, I’m growing a moustache… for charity. More specifically men’s health. See it here: http://www.movember.com/
The Movember Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit based in Australia that puts on the Movember event around the globe every year. Moustaches are called “Mo’s” in Australia and because of the heritage of the event, Movember was born. Although the approach is light-hearted, the Movember Foundation helps bring to light Men’s health issues. Since its inception Mo Bros and Sistas (slang for participants) have raised over $29 million.
The main benefiting charity is PCF the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Research shows “Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the US with one in six American men developing the disease and more than 28,000 men dying of the disease every year,” says the movember people.
My moustache inspiration is Burt Reynolds. A fellow FSU alum and a fine example of what the right moustache can do for your career. There are many different types of moustaches, which one I grow remains to be seen. But as Movember suggests: “You don’t choose the moustache, the moustache chooses you.”
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Kyle is a former ><((“> Team Member at Catch Your Limit, a management and marketing firm with offices in Tallahassee, Florida and Richmond, Virginia. To learn more, visit www.catchyourlimit.com.
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