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Show Off Your ‘ Stache, Raise Money for Men’s Health

11/04/2009

What would you do to support men’s health? Would you grow a moustache? Would your still smooch your man if he grew a moustache?


What would you do to support men’s health? Would you grow a moustache? Would your still smooch your man if he grew a moustache?

I bet you would if you knew about Movember, an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations.  The moustache has become a symbol for men’s health, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. In addition to raising money for beneficiary partners – the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, sporting the moustache opens the door to get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.

Raising more than $47 Million in just 5 years, Movember has created the world’s largest movement for men’s health. Members of the Movember Chicago movement did their part when they held the 1st Annual Movember Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at The Basil Leaf Café.

Evening host and Basil Leaf Café owner, Sean Tehrani & Florian Miranzadeh sport their Movember Moustaches.

The fundraiser featured celebrity guests appearances including former Buffalo Bills football coach Marv Levy who lead the Bills to six division championships (including four consecutive American Football Conference Championships from 1988–1991).

The highlight of the evening was the Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction, in which single Mo Bros and Mo Sistas (women who support their guys) stepped up to the auction block to raise money for the Movember Foundation.  Prize packages featured high end items including: multiple $600 vouchers for laser treatments, gift certificates to host restaurant Basil Leaf Café and others including Citizen Bar, Zig Zag Restaurant, Mickey’s Bar & Grille, a two night stay at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, and many more – raising over $5,000 benefiting The Movember Foundation!