The Casual Gentlemen will be (well, since it’s halfway through the month, already are) participating in the Mustachioed Mayhem of Movember. Brendan, Nick and Zane will be eschewing the right to bearded or facial-hair free punums in favor of some hopefully sick ‘staches (or “Moe’s” as they’re called in Australia, whence the Movember Movement started). Glenn unfortunately could not participate as his beard was cursed by gypsies to forever encase the stolen diamonds at the center of his chin, but he will be growing it out in spirit with us, much like Casual Gentlewoman Jeanne, who lacks the requisite chromosomes to join in.

What is Movember besides a good time to have ridiculous facial hair?

Movember is a world-wide movement designed to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, two of the more serious Men’s Health issues out there right now (also the one with Tyler Perry on the cover, because he is America’s problem). During Movember, Mo-Bros and Mo-Sistas (as participants are called) become walking, talking signage to promote discussion on Men’s health topics and to raise funds for the cause. This blurb off the Movember website should help illuminate a bit more:

“Globally, fighting prostate cancer continues to be Movember’s highest priority. There are still many issues to be addressed, particularly when it comes to diagnosis – a key focus for many Movember funded research programs. Today, there still isn’t a test that accurately tells a man which type of prostate cancer he has, resulting in many men being over-diagnosed and having to undergo unnecessary and harmful treatment. Equally important to Movember are Survivorship programs. Diagnosis is just the first step in a man’s prostate cancer journey; Survivorship is the next and these programs can have a dramatic impact on the quality of life of men and their families and carers; they can mean the difference between men living a meaningful, quality life and just living.”


What We’re Doing for Movember:

 The Participating Casual Gents took a trip last week to The Art of Shaving for a complementary shearing. We carefully catalogued the event in the photos below:


We’ve done our part by beginning to grow out strange lip-lazers, so now the balls in your court, Internet: you can (each and every one of our half-dozen loyalists) donate money to support this health movement at the Casual Gentlemen Movember page here:

We’re making our faces look ridiculous so that we can punch cancer right in its stupid face. Join us in our cancer-punching awareness-raising campaign by donating a few bucks today! We also hope to have at least one event and/or prizes for those who donate or want to donate while getting something back. Stay tuned for more info!

P.S. Feel free to send us pictures of your moustaches/moustache themed attire and accessories, and if you’re a bro, grow a mo, Joe.

(Zane Note: I’m writing this post from an apartment that only two weeks ago was dark, cold, and evacuated because of Hurricane Sandy. I’m sure that many, if not all, of the 10 people who read this blog were affected or know someone who was affected by the Hurricane. If that feels like a more immediate concern, than please, by all means, donate to Red Cross or one of the various charities doing work. This November is an excellent time to give your support in the form of funding to some great causes, and the old adages are especially true these days: “Vote with your wallet” and “Put your monkey money where your mouth is.” Unless you’re from the Jersey Shore or Rockaway (in which case you have larger fish to fry) I hope you decide to shine super bright and pitch in for either Movember or Hurricane Sandy Relief. Of course you could always do both and be the shiniest shining person ever to shine.)