Monday, November 1, 2010

Give Cash for My ‘Stache This Movember

the john oates moustacheCancer sucks no matter who gets it, but the facts are particularly scary for us guys.

For example, 1 in 2 men are likely to be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their life compared with 1 in 3 women.

And while enormous amounts of pink are spilled annually publicizing breast cancer awareness for women, did you realize a man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer?

Dang it, dudes – we need to level the playing field!

E-qual-ity! E-qual-ity!

While anyone can pin a ribbon on his or her chest to show support for a cause, only a man (and maybe certain Eastern European female bodybuilders) can proudly wear said ribbon under his nose – in the form of a moustache.

That is why some of the more facial-hair adept members of DadCentric and I will be sprouting ‘staches this month in support of “Movember” – an international movement to raise funds and awareness for men's health, specifically cancer affecting men.

(Allegedly “Mo” is slang for moustache. That’s news to me, but this whole thing was started by Australians and, as you know from those Foster’s beer commercials, the Aussies have a different way of saying everything.)

movember day 1 uncool Here’s what you can do help this worthy cause:

DONATE: Give a few bucks to support the growth between my nose and upper lip. Just visit my Always Home and Uncool Mo Page, and click the big ol’ “Donate to Me” button.

Funds raised benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG - the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

GROW YOUR OWN: If you are facial hair proficient, join the DadCentric team! Sign up as a Mo Bro, then shave your face clean and get raising some whiskers and money for the cause.

BE A MO SISTA: If you are of the female persuasion but not an Eastern European female bodybuilder, then you can’t grow a mustache. However, you can still support Team DadCentric by raising funds and spreading the word about men’s health issues by signing up as a Mo Sista.

Watch for semi-regular updates on my blog and on my Always Home and Uncool Mo Page. Meanwhile, tell me this:

What type of moustache should I aim for?

Derek_Smalls moustaches The Derek Smalls?

earl hickey moustacheThe Earl Hickey?

poirot_moustacheThe Pointy Poirot?

tom selleck magnum P.I.The Magnum P.I.?

imagePerhaps, the Anna Lefler?


  1. As a lover of Spinal Tap, I have to vote the Derek Smalls.

  2. I can see you with the thin, Rhett Butler style 'stache. wait... Mo'? However you say it, it'd be all debonair. or something.

  3. Yosemite Sam.

    (But I also love SL & S suggestions.)

  4. Today is the beginning of my teenage boy calls no-shave-November. They've been doing this for a couple of years now, but I don't know if it has more to do with cancer or laziness. I suspect the later.

  5. You guys are 2 months late and a few hairs shy of a full 'stache. September was devoted to Prostate Cancer Awareness. Damn Aussies can't even keep the "cause" calendar straight. End of rant.

    I'd say the Magnum P.I. but you've only got a month and anything short of the full Magnum will look silly. I'd go for the Charlie Chaplin. You might be able to grow that in 30 days. (Why did y'all choose a short month? That extra day coulda made all the difference.)

  6. Definitely Magnum PI, but you may need the body hair to match, the Ferrari or at a minimum the British sugar daddy.

    Having just turned 40, I recently experienced that humiliating experience of the prostate exam. Ladies, I have a new found respect for your yearly physical.

  7. I have to stick with my goatee. If I left only the stache I would be less welcome at home. Great way to raise awareness. I am very pro mustache.

  8. I like the Derek Smalls best, but I think the Magnum P.I. would suit your face better. As for myself, I'm afraid the best I could do would be a Johnny Depp.

  9. Just an FYI- my boss, for charity, grew out his beard and 'stache and let us vote for each side of his face! He had to go to Happy hour with two different looks on one face.

  10. I say go with the Hickey, what with the Karma and all.

  11. Magnum and Freddie Mercury sit somewhere near the top of the moustache totem pole.

  12. I say if you're gonna go, go big:

  13. I think whatever you decide, it's gonna look sharp. Except of course, the Hitler.


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