Elbow Beach To Support “Movember” Causes

November 1, 2013

Elbow Beach will once again be sponsoring the 4th Annual Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre’s Movember events, as well as having a team of colleagues participating and offering other ways to support men’s health, even for those who can’t grow a moustache.

A dozen Elbow Beach colleagues, including six MO Bro’s and, for the first time, six MO Sista’s, will be helping to change the face of men’s health in Bermuda by participating in this year’s event. The six male colleagues will grow moustaches and raise funds, while the six MO Sista’s will support their male colleagues by helping to raise funds and increase awareness around the island.

In support of Movember, The Spa at Elbow Beach will be offering a special MOvember Spa Treatment from November 1 to 30, with a portion of proceeds from all treatments booked being donated to the charity.

Elbow Beach is also pleased to welcome TABS [The Authentic Bermuda Shorts] to the Movember family this year. Rebecca Hanson of TABS will be on-hand at both events selling her bold, brightly coloured men’s Bermuda shorts. A percentage from each pair purchased at the events will be donated to Movember causes. TABS has also generously donated a pair of shorts to the winner of the “Ultimate Mo” prize category at the MO Finale, in a contest judged purely on the intricate grooming and styling of the moustaches in attendance.

Elbow Beach will again host the Clean Start Shave Off launch event on November 1, as well as the MO Finale on November 30. Each event will take place in the library and lounge adjacent to the lobby at Elbow Beach from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. To encourage all MO Bro’s to attend both events, Elbow Beach is sponsoring a new prize category this year for the “Best Before and After Picture”. Registered participants will have a Polaroid picture taken at each event and a panel of judges will choose the winner. The prize is a two-night stay for two people at Elbow Beach.

According to the website of the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, the idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. The guys behind it joked about 80s fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back. In order to justify their Mos [Australian slang for moustache], they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research, never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.

A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations. What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking billboard for the cause as his new look opens the door for him to talk about cancers affecting men – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. Each Movember culminates in a Gala Partè in major cities around the globe where Mo Bros dress up to match their Mo, channeling the likes of Tom Selleck, Gandhi, and Ron Burgandy, while vying for the ultimate accolade: Man of Movember.

While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas [women who support their guys] form an important part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds, and attending Movember events.

Video – Overview of Movember and its goals:

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