Here’s the week 2 entries and winner for DC’s Movember contest which is raising awareness for men’s health issues.
For the second consecutive year DC is proud to support Movember, an annual charity 'mo'-vement committed to changing the way men think about, discuss and treat their own health issues by generating awareness and raising money for men's health.
Movember challenges men (Mo Bros) to grow a Mo (Aussie slang for moustache) for one month only, November, as a symbol in support of fighting men's health issues and celebrating the Mo. At the start of November guys register with a clean-shaven face and have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache, while raising money for men's health and the fight against prostate cancer.
In 2007, 81 DC 'Mo Bros' raised $48,497, with DC President Nick Adcock owning the bragging rights by raising the most money for the cause giving back $18,790. This year DC is even further committed to supporting Movember by offering the Ponto sandal, that was designed to reflect the 2008 tag line, "United We Believe" with a portion of the proceeds ($5 of every sandal sold) going directly back to Movember. DC will also host online consumer contests.
“Movember is a great way for all to have some fun while supporting and raising awareness of Men's Health”, said Nick Adcock. “Everyone at DC had a ball participating last year and can’t wait to ‘get growing’ again this year.”
There are a few ways to get involved and support the cause for Movember 2008. Check it out:
You can purchase the limited Movember Ponto sandal and be a part of this global effort. $5 of every pair goes straight to Movember. Go here to visit the DC Webstore and score a pair now, or visit one of the Australia retailers carrying the sandal. The Ponto sandal will be available for purchase at the Gala events in San Diego and Los Angeles.
DC team members are growing Mo's... every week we'll be documenting the growth of their Mo through photo and video updates on this site. Log on to Movember’s site to donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation through supporting a DC rider's Mo.
Go here to support Nate Adams's Mo.
Go here to support Ryan Smith's Mo.
Go here to support Lindsey Robertson's Mo.
Go here to support Devun Walsh's Mo.
Go here to support Ken Block's Mo.
Go here to support Travis Pastrana's Mo.
Go here to support Renee Renee's Mo.
Go here to support Chad Kagy's Mo.
Go here to support Michael Clark's Mo.
Go here to support Allan Cooke's Mo.
Go here to support Iikka Backstrom
Men can log on and register starting October 1 at www.movember.com and create a four man team. The four-man team who raises the most money wins an all expenses paid five-day trip to Park City, Utah including airfares, lodging, meals, Mo to toe snowboard gear set including board, boots and outerwear (pants and jacket), limo transportation to and from the airport and a day of private snowboarding at DC’s private MTN.LAB. Valued at: $14,000
DC’s own Renee Renee will hand select the four most gorgeous mo's emailed to DC throughout November to win $250 shopping sprees. Go here for more on how to enter and win!
How The Movember Movement Began
Movember, an Australian non-profit organization, was born in 2003 when a couple of Australian mates were enjoying a beer at a small bar in Melbourne and decided two things - men's health issues needed a forum and the moustache was in dire need of a comeback. Their goal was to create a campaign that joined like-minded individuals while raising money for charity and having fun along the way.
Since 2003, Movember has turned into a truly global movement. In 2007, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Spain joined their Aussie counterparts by participating in the campaign. Since Movember's inception, almost 200,000 Mo Bros have sported a Mo and more than $29 million has been raised globally for prostate cancer research, including $740,568 raised in the United States last year. Movember is the biggest international event supporting prostate cancer.