Adam Garone brought Movember to North America in 2007 but it didn’t take off until 2010. It may have taken us 3 years to catch on to this great cause, but that’s all in the past. I’ve heard many people knock Movember because of how awful some men/boys look with their Mos; but really, we really just need to get over that part. After watching Adam talk at TEDxToronto last year, it was hard not to fall in love with the MOvement1.
It’s not just about prostate cancer, though it is immensely important to focus obviously; it’s about cancer. period. That’s why it warms my heart to see people like Caron Court and all her hard work to raise money for Movember. It’s also been great to see so many fundraisers pop up (and raise so much money already), I’m particularly looking forward to Rockin’ Stache because it’s centered around something that I never could say no to: Awesome, Canadian-grown music. Four fantastic bands will be playing on November 29th:
Brad Fillatre, who I met at Canadian Music Week earlier this year, will be starting the night off at 8pm. Followed by Cai.ro, at 8:45pm, Papermaps at 9:45pm and last but not least Graydon James & The Young Novelists at 10:45pm. Tickets are $13 in advance and $20 at the door; price points that should inspire you to buy tickets in advance but then again all proceeds go to Movember2 so it doesn’t matter in that sense.
You could also enter their weekly contest to win tickets! There are two ways to enter:
1. Facebook: Like the Rockin’ Stache Facebook Page and post a photo of you with your mo to the page.
2. Twitter: Follow @RockinStache, tweet them with a photo of you with your mo using the hashtag #streetstache.
One winner will be chosen every Wednesday. So enter as often as you like!
With a venue like the Great Hall where the atmosphere is cozy, the sound system is awesome and these bands playing their sweet sounds for us all night; you really don’t want to miss this!
Will I see you there?