My obsession for well-crafted mustaches is no secret, so I of course fell head over heels in whisker love when I heard about Movember, the leading global organization committed to saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostrate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Since its launch in 2003, the company has raised over $550 million by encouraging men to grow mustaches (over 4 million of them so far) during the month of November in order to spark conversation and raise funds and awareness. Amazing!
Scott has decided to become a Mo Bro. My man is known for having a pretty gnarly beard (sigh!) but the official rules state you must start fresh. So we headed over to Movember HQ, which is conveniently located in our lovely hood of Culver City.
The cool dudes and dudettes of Movember are buddy buddy with the cool dudes and dudettes of the Blind Barber, and they’ve opened up Movember & Co., a barbershop inside Movember HQ. This particular evening, they were offering free shaves and coffee with their friends LA Coffee Club & Vittoria Coffee. We even scored a sweet pair of mustachioed MeUndies!
Barber Eric worked his magic and hooked Scott up with a luxurious close shave (and a tall boy PBR). It’s been about a year since I’ve seen that baby face! <insert giggle>
After the shave, we were treated to a tour of the Movember offices thanks to a new friend and PR contact for Movember, Abbie Rumery. The setting reminded me of my start-up days, sending my weetle heart fluttering. What a great organization to work for! No wonder the entire staff was constantly smiling. (It wasn’t just the PBR.)
If you’re looking to have a bit of fun this month and make a BIG impact, sign up & grow. Ladies, you can play too! Follow (and donate to if you like) Scott’s hairy antics. Happy Movember, everyone! Let’s help change the face of men’s health! We do not want to let Nick down.