Australian Embassy celebrating Movember with Stash Bash
Have you ever wanted an excuse to grow a moustache? Well now you have two: You can raise money to fight cancer during "Movember" as part of a nation-wide campaign, and you can party with Australian diplomats, who are throwing themselves face first into the effort. This Friday, the Australian Embassy will host a kick-off ...
Have you ever wanted an excuse to grow a moustache? Well now you have two: You can raise money to fight cancer during "Movember" as part of a nation-wide campaign, and you can party with Australian diplomats, who are throwing themselves face first into the effort.
This Friday, the Australian Embassy will host a kick-off party for Movember called "Embassy Mos on Embassy Row," an event they are calling a "Stash Bash" that will include "Mo Bros and Sistas" from other embassies around Washington.
"Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland," the Australian Embassy said in a press release. "In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between."
All you have to do to participate is to register at http://us.movember.com, stop shaving your moustache today and keep your ‘stache until December rolls around.
"At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember," the Movember website explains.
The funds raised for Movember in the United States support research to find treatments for prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men, and are directed to programs run directly by Movember, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Let the moustache growing begin!
Josh Rogin is a former staff writer at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshrogin
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