We continue our love affair with Movember by introducing you to Joe, Drew and Jerry! These fellas, like so many others, are spending the month of November shave-free as they raise money for charity. For those of you not familiar with Movember (aka No-Shave November), men go shave-free for the month of November and raise money for different men's health charities. This week, even the ladies of our office got involved!
The Movember organization describes their vision as wanting "to have an everlasting impact on men's health." This is a very admirable goal, so let's give a hand to the men profiled here today! And remember, it's never too late to get involved and donate!
Name: Joe Bach
Hometown: L.A, CA
Charity of Choice: PIT Fitness, Movember.
What made you decide to take part in Movember? Healthy men are important to me. I have an opportunity to make a difference.
Why did you pick PIT Fitness? PIT Fitness is leading a Movember MOVE workout on the beach in Santa Monica on November 30. There will be rope obstacles, running, jumping, crawling. We're asking people to donate any amount of money to the PIT Fitness team to serve as their RSVP and ticket to admission.
Do you have a significant other? Ladies are fawning over the mustache, but no, not currently.
What do others think of the facial hair? I get a positive response from my normal wear, a beard.
Think you'll keep the 'stache once Movember is over? I don't. I'll definitely go back to the beard.
Name: Drew Morris
Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ
Charity of Choice: The Movember Foundation
What made you decide to take part in Movember? Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers to occur in men. The second reason was the decision to go through this manly right of passage while also to raise awareness (and funds) about the prevalence of prostate cancer.
Why did you pick the Movember Foundation? A friend of mine created a team to honor his father who survived cancer, so it was an easy decision to join him and his cause.
Do you have a significant other? I do not…I might have to wait until December.
What do others think of the facial hair? My theoretical girlfriend thinks that my mustache is both manly and charming, and definitely not creepy.
Think you'll keep the 'stache once Movember is over? Maybe if theoretical girlfriend turns into real girlfriend.
Name: Jerry Coreas
Charity of Choice: The Movember Foundation and also MS150
What made you decide to take part in Movember? I became aware of Pints for Prostates after Davis Tucker from NXNW set off to ride 1400 miles for Pints for Prostates. I want to help spread the word that early detection of prostate cancer saves lives. I work at Independence Brewing in Austin, Texas. Most of the guys who work at the brewery are young and probably not thinking about getting screened for prostate cancer. We decided as a brewery to donate a portion of our tasting room sales for Movember. I was the only one to man up to shave for the cause!
Why did you pick the Movember Foundation? Because it's November and I can grow a beard!
Do you have a significant other? No
Think you'll keep the 'stache once Movember is over? Most definitely
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