Giving back–with a moustache

Well, November is well underway, and though most people tend to associate this month with giving thanks, it is also a perfect time to give back.

There are countless charities and fundraising opportunities: soup kitchens, canned food drives, Thanksgiving Day football funds…you name it, it’s out there.

But by far, the most amusing fundraising organization is the Movember Foundation.  Movember raises awareness for cancers that affect men (for example, prostate cancer) by asking its participants to grow a moustache.  The participants then ask for donations from friends, family–whoever– with the promise for as long as ‘x’ amount of money is reached, they will not shave their moustache for ‘x’ amount of time.  In time what occurs is a sharp rise of ‘handlebar’ moustaches, ‘Dali’ moustaches, ‘Fu Manchu’s’…in essence, hilarious (and often misfitted) facial hair on your loved ones.

And all in the name of a great cause.

Giving back and helping others always puts a smile on your face.  Now you’ll get a little laugh as well.