Launch of Movember Cape Town 2013 #GenMo

Movember Launch CarMovember Cape Town 2013 is just around the corner so it’s time for us to all gather around. You’re probably thinking, “What the hell is a chick promoting Movember for? Or does she have a giant moustache herself?” No…well I hope not!!! As a little child I remember my Mom forcing me to go play paper dolls with the girl next door? Why? I also wanted to go see Granny! Well because granny had breast, brain and lung cancer and just had a series of operations.

My gran never drank nor smoked yet times were different in the 80’s. Preventative medicine wasn’t encouraged like it is today. What happened to my gran? She survived her surgeries and went on to live for another 15 years. It’s also the reason why I’m a BIG fan of modern medicine, respect and appreciate all that the medical world does for us. But, as they say, prevention is better than cure.

Genmo presents MovemberSo that’s why I’m participating in this year’s MO-VEMBER as a Mo-sista and I was lucky enough to attend the launch at the Harley Davidson club this Wednesday night. I must say, that club is really awesome inside! I walk past it all the time on the way to the Assembly and think, “Ag, bikers, whatevs.” But it’s a fantastic venue! Way cleaner and hipper than I thought it’d be!

Mo-vember is all about growing a moustache as a conversation starter. If someone wants to know why you look like a douche bag you can say, “Well actually it’s for cancer awareness. Have you had your prostate checked?” HAHA Ok that’s a little forward but it is the point. And it’s also about gaining skills about living WITH cancer, post treatment, should you be diagnosed.

Movember Launch

If you’re keen to grow a Mo but don’t know the rules, here you go!

Official Movember rules for growing and grooming a Mo:

  1. Every year Mo Bros and Sistas have to re-register on Each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face
  2. For the entire month of Movember each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache
  3. There is to be no joining of the Mo to your side burns. That’s considered a beard
  4. There is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin. That’s considered a goatee
  5. Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman…

aKing at Movember LaunchIf you’re keen to join Mo-Vember but don’t want to start a group yourself, feel free to join mine. Just click: Boring Cape Town Tash

Thanks to Gen-Mo for having me on Wednesday night 🙂 They were grilling kebabs in the club that were awesome and aKing played an acoustic set! All these talented men on board for a great cause. Let’s support them and SAVE LIVES – how real and awesome is that? Check out the MoVember site or Movember FB Page and get involved  because it’s FUN, FUNNY and FULFILLING!

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