(Closed) Not a fan of Movember!!

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Post # 32
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Bumble bee

I’m very pro Movember, I’ve worked with the US branch of the Movember Foundation to run an official fundraising event here in DC last year and I think it’s an amazing charity! Fiance participated and donated before he even met me; his grandfather beat prostate cancer a few years back and we love supporting the cause together 🙂

Fiance is starting to look like a paler version of Rick Ross…and I’m LOVING it haha

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@missjess12:  My dad was treated and survived prostate cancer more than 5 years ago. I know the facial hair can be annoying, but at least your guy is helping to draw awareness and raise money for a really good cause.

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@highschoolhoneys: 

My BF’s coworker is participating (he has for a few years). He has a funraising website set up that donates directly to a charity that does awareness and research for cancers that affect men. Sounds more like the people you know are doing “No Shave November” which is a similar idea, but doesn’t actually raise any money for research.

 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee

I’ve only heard it referred to as No-Shave November or Novembeard. I like scruff but my SO does not participate. He shaves when he wants to. I didn’t realize it has charity roots either, is it like a lapathon where you donate money for every day they go without shaving? My SO would look silly with a beard. He’s only ever really had mustaches, usually handlebar mustaches.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@missjess12:  OMG, I HATE Movember!!!! My SO started early this year…now his beard is already as big as it was at the end of the month last year because he got ahead three weeks!! I still think he’s very attractive but I don’t particularly love the pioneer look!! And he is insisting on having a moustache in December as well. We will see if that happens…if he proposes to me during the holidays I do NOT want him to have a big scruffy moustache in the pictures!! Eek!

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

Honestly, I didn’t know what Movember was until I read this post. DH is normally clean shaven, but this year he decided to do no-shave-november 🙁 Blah. I hate it lol. Last week, someone said that they were sad “Octobeard” was over… He had never heard of Octobeard. He’s already looking forward to participating in Octobeard and No-Shave-November next year. I think I’m gonna take a nice long vacation lol

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

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@highschoolhoneys:  pretty much every guy I know participates and actually registers w/ the website and raises money. it’s pretty shameful to claim you are doing movember and not even register! that’s like people who wear some kind of ribbon but don’t actually do shit for that cause. super annoying.

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@missjess12:  I love all the moustaches, I think it’s hilarious!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Cancer awareness is good, but except for a few select cases I’m not a fan of facial hair. Thankfully my Fiance is blond and not hairy- the best he could probably do is a neck beard (ew!). 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@ERsax:  oooh i see! i didnt know it was the same thing. Yeah, my friends just goof on how masculine they feel with their superbeards.

 

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

Turns out Movember is kind of a scam. The company takes 12 million in “administration fees” every year from the cancer foundation. Grow a nasty stache or whatever but give the proceeds to a proper cancer foundation. 

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m not going to lie… I do hate the mustache on DH but he is fundraising money so I can’t say much. Only laugh. It’s only a month right? 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think it’s awesome. I think it’s especially awesome that my wedding happens to be on the last day of November. I can’t wait to see what my guests turn up with in the facial hair department!

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I can’t decide if the Movember ‘stache makes him look creepy in a hot way, or hot in a creepy way. (That’s from a year ago.)

Post # 44
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Like some of the other Canadian Bees, I would agree that Movember is pretty huge here in Eastern Ontario too.

And it does a lot to attract attention to men’s health awareness / issues… thru the fact that the events get a lot of publicity etc. 

Guys are notoriously lax about their healthcare… so anything that can make the NEWS in regards to male cancer screening etc is a GOOD THING in my book

(Prostrate – Testicular – even Rectal Cancers are talked about)

Any money raised, well I see that as a BONUS in this instance… and YES there is a good lot of that happening as well.

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I do know a lot of guys who are growing facial hair this month… whether they are doing it to raise money, or just a personal “up the visibility” thing, I am ok either way.

If someone tells me about a fundraiser, then ya I’ll be on board / donating.

As for facial hair in general… I’m fine with it.  Only time it has ever bothered me is when it is first growing and is scruffy & scratchy.

It truly softens up pretty quickly (like after a week)

 

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee

@This Time Round:  “And it does a lot to attract attention to men’s health awareness / issues… thru the fact that the events get a lot of publicity etc. 

Guys are notoriously lax about their healthcare… so anything that can make the NEWS in regards to male cancer screening etc is a GOOD THING in my book

+1.

My SO participates. He usually has a neatly trimmed beard anyway, so his choosing to be a part of Movember doesn’t bother me at all.

Post # 46
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@missjess12:  I think it’s stupid – the facial hair, not the cause. If you want to donate to charity that’s great. Facial hair is not required. 

ETA: you can probably tell I hate facial hair.

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