Mustaches and Movember Indy 2011

Both growing mustaches for charity
Tolin and I are both now growing mustaches in anticipation of Movember 1st!

As some of you may know, I have been growing out my mustache for the past four weeks. This isn’t to be in a play, and I’m not in civil service…it is for charity. Movember. A rather young charity that was started in Australia in 2003 to bring back the mustache and do something good for men and men’s health all over the world. I am proud to announce that DoItIndy has come on board as a sponsor of the Movember Indy 2011 Celebration!

“My commitment is to grow a moustache all November and I am hoping that you will too.  All funds raised go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG). The idea behind this charity is to encourage men to grow moustaches in the month of November. The tagline is ‘changing the face of men’s health’; we literally challenge men to change their face by growing a moustache and by doing that they become a walking billboard for men’s health throughout the entire month.”  – From

Growing mustaches for men's health
Proud to be growing my mustache out for Movember Indy 2011 #moindy2011

People are looking at me funny, they think I am a creeper, chubby porn star, or it is part of a Halloween costume. No way. I’m wearing my mustache loud and proud to raise funds for men’s health and cancer’s that affect men. More specifically funds go for awareness and research towards the horrible disease. Cancer has been in my family and I never want to experience anything like it.

It is invigorating though…sporting a big burly man’s mustache – reminds me of my father in the late 70’s and 80’s. He wore a big walrus stache for years until he became a grandpa. People don’t mess with you as much. And when you are walking on the sidewalk, they step away from you! Haha – I’m a big teddy bear. My newest mustache find – a shirt at Target that says, “A moustache means business.” That saying is really true.

Raising $$$ for men's health in Movember - November
Ready to take the world by storm with my mustache - A moustache means business!

So in week four according to my shirt, I would be somewhere inbetween a general mustache and an undercover brother mustache.

Please help donate to the great cause of men’s health and help DoItindy give back to our local community. You can visit or you can go directly to our DoItIndy page at
For more information on local events in Indianapolis please visit @MovemberIndy or

We will be coming at you with more information and videos as the month moves on! Check back.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!! For all your men out there….Moustache Season is open!

Published by Ben Risinger

Public Relations, Marketing and New Media Professional. College Professor. Fanboy. Adventurer. Local Grand Rapids Lover.

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