Movember is here!


To some of you, November is Movember. To the rest of you, I'm sure you've seen something about Movember, and wondered "what the hell is Movember?" Movember is a group of guys with lofty goals. From their website:

Campaign Strategy & Goals: We will get men to grow moustaches and the community to support them by creating an innovative, fun and engaging annual Movember campaign that results in:

•   Funds for men's health program investment •   Conversations about men's health that lead to: -  Greater awareness and understanding of the health risks men face -  Men taking action to remain well -  When men are sick they know what to do and take action

As a man who regularly grows facial hair in the fall and winter, I've already got a full beard going. For those you who are still clean-shaven, this is a great cause that's also a lot of fun. Who wouldn't enjoy getting to grow a ridiculous moustache once a month, and encourage their friends and family to donate to their moustache for this great charity.

This year, since I'm now a blogger, I've joined a great team of dads and bloggers such of Life Of Dadthe NYC Dads Groupthe National At-Home Dad Network, and others to create a mega-team of dads and/or bloggers. The great guys behind the Dad 2.0 Summit have announced a great sponsor for our team: Microsoft. Yes, that Microsoft. They have contributed some great prizes to certain members of our team: the top three fundraisers on the Dads/Bloggers team will each win a ticket to the 2014 Dad 2.0 Summit in New Orleans, and the top fundraiser will win a brand-spanking-new Surface 2 device!

Microsoft also knows that there’s more to Movember than just fundraising and building awareness about men’s health. It’s also about style. If you’re not able to raise a heap of funds, but your facial follicles make Ron Burgundy look like a hobo, there’s room for you, too. Thanks to Microsoft, the Most Stylish Mustache (as chosen by a crack committee of mustachionados) will also receive a Surface 2, and both he and his runner-up will also win a free ticket to Dad 2.N0LA.

If you'’ve been on the fence about committing your face to philanthropy, get crackin’ son! Head over to our team page, and sign up!