My wife hates facial hair, so I am growing a full mustache. It's not because I am trying to spite her. It is because I joined a group of dads and bloggers who have combined forces to raise money and awareness of men's health issues for Movember.
The Dad 2.0 Summit, The National At Home Dad Network, Life of Dad, and #CityDads from L.A., Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and the NYC Dads Group are creating a powerhouse collection of Upper Lip Plumage for the sake of men's health. Check out our Dads/Bloggers Team HERE.
The last time I grew out facial hair was in 2005, the first time we had a child. My son and wife were terrified by it. I have already seen some guys getting The Heisman from their wives who are against the Flavor Savers.
But, I told my wife, despite her hating it and the fact that I can't grow a substantial mustache that I was dedicated to doing it. She thinks I am going to look like Morgan Spurlock. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing since she first referred to him like this: "You are going to look like, you know, that guy who ate all the McDonalds".
The Dad 2.0 Summit just added extra incentive to create my best Face Furniture by teaming with Microsoft as a sponsor. They have agreed to give the top fund-raiser a Surface 2 tablet. The top fundraiser and the two runners-up will also receive free tickets to the Dad 2.0 Summit in New Orleans, January 30th to February 1st, 2014.
Even if I am not the top fundraiser, I will still get a chance to win a Surface 2 if I have the "Most Stylish Mustache" among my other Mo Bros. The top Cookie Duster and the runner up will also win a free ticket to Dad 2.0. What's not to like?
If your wife is putting a stop to your Mouth Merkin or you just can't muster a mustache, you can still help by DONATING TO OUR PAGE. If you are a woman then you can also help by becoming a Mo Sista and grow with us! Movember is raising funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health including depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.
As I learned at the convention this year, men struggle with these issues but mainly struggle with getting help. We don't like to ask for it or directions though we should. If you need help Dr. Rich Mahogany can help at Mantherapy.org. It may help to get information and do his breathing exercises if you are feeling stressed.
Behind every Mo is a reason to participate. My dad is a prostate cancer survivor. Through screening and early detection, they found it in its early stages and took it out. I am dedicating my MO to my dad this year. So men, put down your razors and join me this month and grow your own Dirt Squirrel. You can donate to me on MY MO SPACE HERE. It's November 1st and I am ready to MO!