We’re about 2/3 of the way through Movember. How are we doing?
Movember 1st, a bunch of us in the SF office started clean-shaven. We’ve talked about prostate cancer. And we’ve grown some Mo’. We’ve talked about testicular cancer. And we’ve grown some Mo’. We’ve raised some money…actually, we’ve raised a LOT of money.
The Webstache network has raised over $12,000 so far – and that’s before we’ve all been the laughing stock of our various Thanksgiving tables tomorrow. Thanks to all the friends at AirBnB, Square, and Snapfish who’ve helped and itched our way to such a good mark.
But there’s so much more to do. More people to inform, more whiskers to grow, more money to raise, and maybe a few heads to shave.
How do you jump on the Movember ‘stache wagon?
You start by singing up at Movember’s site. The fundraising platform is easy to use to gather donations and to promote your upper lip’s “progress” over the month.
Once you’re in, it’s time to promote. Take a picture of yourself and give a motivation. Download the iOS or Android apps for your phone and take pictures of your mo each day.
Spreading awareness is marketing – so work it! Let the world know how the mo’ effort is going. Use the Facebook and Twitter links to start the campaign in your feeds. Or send out emails – Movember gives you a custom URL for your page. Point all your friends, family and coworkers to your Mo Home Page so they can find out more and donate easily.
(Make sure they know that donations are tax deductible and that they’ll get a handy tax receipt.)
Remember that each time you’re asked about the dusting of fur on your face that you’re raising money for prostate and testicular cancer research and awareness. Expect to have lots of conversations like this over the month:
Person: Nice mustache!
You: Thanks! I’m growing it for the entire month of Movember. Care to donate to support testicular and prostate cancer?
Some Guy: What is that thing on your face?
You: It’s my mustache and it’s here to remind you to get your prostate checked. Did you know that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their life?
Best Friend Ever: Hey! Even better looking than last Movember! Where do I donate again?
You: You’re the best friend ever.
Get ready to shave on Thursday. And then don’t stop talking all month long.
It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November. I decided to join the Movember cause this year by shaving my beard off and growing a mustache. I’ve had a beard for a good 5+ years, so it’s rather cold in the morning waiting for the bus.
You can help make my sacrifice more worth while by donating funds to combat cancers affecting men. Please support my efforts by making a donation at http://mobro.co/jasonnoble/d.
Even $5 helps a ton!
Quite a few Pivots are participating this year. We’re part of the Webstache network:
Movember is here, and the walls of Pivotal ring with the triumphant cheer of sprouting follicles! To fight testicular and prostate cancer, many of us Pivots are joining the worldwide mustache-fest, growing facial hair exclusively on our upper lips for the entire month.
There are pictures of the growth so far on my Movember Page, where you can also go to donate to the cause.
This year I will again be auctioning off the color of my mustache. If you donate more than most, you get to pick what color my mustache will be! There are three phases, so lots of chances to win. Purple and green were an awesome combo last year, can you come up with something more ridiculous and embarrassing for me to wear?
The two highest donors before 11:59 p.m. Monday, November 15th get to pick the colors I will wear all day from November 17th through the 23rd, one color for each half of my ‘stache. The two highest donors between November 16th and 11:59 p.m. on Monday the 22nd get to pick the colors I will wear from November 24th to the 30th.
The two highest donors in the final week of Movember, those donating the most between Tuesday the 23rd and the 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday the 30th get to pick the colors I will wear in my mustache for the first TWO weeks of December. That’s right, I’ll keep the lip caterpillar for two weeks longer, and I’ll wear your team colors while I do it.
The bidding starts at $3, because Parker’s already donated $2. Can you beat it? Will you make me wear a pink and orange mustache? Will you take mercy on my wife and pick blond and brown? Do I hear turquoise and fuchsia? If hair dye (or Kool-Aid) exists in that color, I will wear it.
Please see my previous post regarding Movember for context.
Pivotal Labs CEO Rob Mee has announced that he will match the highest qualifying donation for coloring my mustache. In return, he gets to pick the color of half the ‘stache.
The largest donation to me or to the Pivots-West team before midnight tonight (PST) earns the right to color HALF of my mustache. Rob will match that donation for the right to color the other half. Don’t fret, he’s been researching clashing color schemes.
You will still receive a whole autographed photo of your very own, and now your very welcome donation to men’s health will be twice as large!
Movember is in full swing and Pivotal teams have already raised over $2K for dude cancer research! To push that number higher, hopefully much higher, I am auctioning off the color of my mustache. Take a look at this fuzzy lip warmer and consider it in pink or green or blue. Which would you choose?
Well, the individual with the highest new contribution to me or to the Pivots-West team between now and 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, November 17th, gets to name the color. I will color my ‘stache by 9 a.m. Friday morning, November 20th, and I will wear it thusly colored for the rest of the month. In addition picking my exact hue-miliation, you will also receive an authentic autographed photo of me and my mustache, sporting your color of choice.
Thanks to everyone who has already donated and to all those yet to donate, please consider even $10 for this worthy cause. To date, Movember has raised $47 million globally, making it the world’s largest charity event for men.