Moustache season is here! If you’ve seen a few more folks around with moustaches lately, then there’s a good chance they’re doing it. Movember started as a bunch of guys in Australia bringing sexy back with their moustaches. They’ve since turned it into a fundraiser that now raises millions of dollars per year to benefit male cancer initiatives. This year’s beneficiaries are the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG.
I have to say, that I’m pretty fond of my goatee, or at least I was before it was shaved off on November 1st by the fine folks, and Movember sponsors The Art of Shaving.. When a number of friends including Tim Gaddis of Star Provisions, Christopher Watkins of Eat, Drink, Repeat, Chad David Shearer of Caren West PR, Michael Erickson of Fifth Group Restaurants, just to name a few, were jumping on board to raise money for male cancer initiatives I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. I’m a proud member of Team Staches for Cashes!
We’ve raised a nice chunk of cash so far thanks to the generosity of friends and folks in the community but we wanted to do more, and have organized a fundraiser on Tuesday, November 21st at DBA Barbecue in the Highlands. There will be food, booze, a photo booth, and the nice people at DBA Barbecue are donating 20% of sales from 7-9pm to support the cause. We’ve also lined up some great raffle prizes from local businesses.
I have to send a big thank you to the businesses you see here (Batdorf & Bronson, Octane Coffee, Cook’s Warehouse, High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet, Miso Izakaya and Cacao Atlanta) who were kind enough to accept my last minute pleas for assistance! This is a partial list and there will be more offerings tomorrow night.
If you’re not in Atlanta, or unable to visit tomorrow – we’ve got you covered online. Just head to this donation page and you’ll receive confirmation as well as a receipt for tax purposes (the Movember foundation is a is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization). Thank you and I hope to see you Tuesday!