Movember / Looking like a fool in a good cause


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Now, I don't know if this charity runs in the USA, but here in the UK & Australia there is an annual charity event called "Movember" where, at the end of october, men regardless of their facial hairyness, go clean shaven, then, during November grow a Moustache. and get sponsored to raise money for prostate / testicular cancer charities

for the second year, I am taking part, and blimey I look like an idiot, and it's only 1 day in!

anyone else doing this?

The Exchange

Last year most of the Paizo staff participated, and had pictures on the blog.

Shadow Lodge

I've never understood that. How does "getting sponsored" work?


InVinoVeritas wrote:
I've never understood that. How does "getting sponsored" work?

people make a small charity donation if you complete the task you are being sponsored to do

Shadow Lodge

Loztastic wrote:
InVinoVeritas wrote:
I've never understood that. How does "getting sponsored" work?
people make a small charity donation if you complete the task you are being sponsored to do

How is failure enforced? And if I'm donating, do I really care whether the task is performed or not?

I'm guessing there's an advertising element that I'm just not grokking?


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Mostly it is a fiendish way to give money to charities and allow men to grow something hideous without reprimand. I am taking part.

Liberty's Edge

InVinoVeritas wrote:
I've never understood that. How does "getting sponsored" work?

Coming from the other end of this charity, I'll explain.

You cut off your hair. It gets sent in the mail to HQ, then redistributed to facial hair suppliers around the world. If you're lacking in facial hair, you just go in and they give you some. This is me after my treatments. I cannot stress how much this program made me more successful and stuff! People really respect a man who can grow a beard.


Ultimnatly, "sponsoring" is a way to get people to do some kind of wacky event, and say to people "if i do this, make a donation to charity X"

the advantage to the charity is the person being sponsored does all the leg work collecting lots of little donation, that are paid in in a single lump, when if the charity did all the little collecting, it would cost more to process than the money raised

Silver Crusade

Greatest event ever!

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