Beginning this morning, I’m joined by a number of guys at our PR and social media firm Matter Communications who are participating in the Movember initiative, a program designed to raise awareness (and funds!) for various forms of men’s cancer, including prostate and testicular, to name only a couple. The Movember Foundation encourages men to grow mustaches to spark conversation and raise money for its men’s health programs – and it’s a perfect initiative for us as the gang here at Matter likes sparking conversation and raising money, too!
This weekend marked the beginning of the month-long mustache-growing challenge. It’s either the beginning or the end, depending on how you look at it, but what’s clear is that today is the last day in 30 for a clean-shaven upper lip! Below is a shot of our group, all of whom are willing to forego their typical appearance for the purpose of doing good, which I value and appreciate. (And, I’m encouraging you to check back to this blog and visit our Facebook page for pictures of our collective mustache progress in the coming weeks!)
Beyond the individual and collective accomplishments that happen around here in a week or a month, our organization prioritizes supporting good causes. I’m so proud of the fact that the hard-working team here at Matter volunteers time and energy, and gives to organizations that positively impact so many. (Coincidentally, we’re between efforts for raising awareness for prevention of domestic violence on behalf of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive that benefits the Salvation Army. And, I understand a crowd from Matter just rolled up their sleeves and served dinner at Haven from Hunger, a monthly happening.)
So, while we’re raising awareness for a good cause, we’re also hoping our mustaches will make folks from the 70’s proud – and we’d love your support! If you are interested in contributing to our cause, please visit this page and search for either Matter Communications or Matter Stache, and thanks in advance for doing so!
And, again, please keep your eyes peeled for progress related to this initiative! I’ll be joined by several of the guys here at work in looking rather shady in the coming weeks! J