Movember: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
This month, eleven members of the Elevated Third team are growing mustaches to raise money for the Movember Foundation. For those of you unfamiliar with Movember, it is a global charity initiative that was started back in 2003 by 30 friends in Australia who wanted to raise awareness for various men’s health issues. The idea was simple, commit to growing a mustache and encourage your friends and family to donate to your campaign to support the charities that Movember funds. Participants must start the month of November clean-shaven, they then have to grow their mustache for the entire month (no beards allowed!). Before entering this year’s Movember drive, the charity had registered over 3 million participants and raised more than $440 million.
The vast majority of the money raised will go to prostate and testicular cancer research as well as mental health programs. The main objective of Movember is to drive improved mental and physical outcomes for men (and to rock some pretty sweet ‘staches while doing so). Part of the hope of the founders of Movember is that the mustaches will spark conversations and encourage individuals to talk about men’s health issues that are often overlooked and not discussed. Movember is all about awareness and bringing attention to important issues while having fun.
Participants around the world will also be hosting events to bring Movember members together and to drive fundraising. To check out what is going on around you, you can take a look here.
The entire staff at Elevated Third is excited to be participating, whether they are growing a mustache or not. Everyone is pitching in to support the cause by getting the word out, helping to fundraise and complementing the eleven participants on their ‘stache growth. Like everything else at E3, it is a full team effort.
We will be posting updated photos of our Movember team via our Facebook page so that friends and family can check in on our progress. Also, please visit the Elevated Third team page to support us in having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. Happy Movember!
Movember 2013 Recap:
A huge thank you to everyone who donated and participated in this years' Movember. The Elevated Third team raised $490 for men's health. In case you missed us throughout the month, we've made a recap for you :