If you recall OKDG’s successful rendition of the Movember cause at The Many Faces of Movember, not only was it a resounding success for the support of men’s health but an excellent opportunity for Okanagan technology professionals to meet, socialize and learn. This year we hope to repeat that success.
The funds raised in Canada support the number one male cancer, prostate cancer.
The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada. Together, the two channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.
Taken from Movember.com:
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.
On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.
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.
Many OKDG'rs have donated our face to the event and would be honoured if you'd donate. OKDG has always been free with a lot of our members putting a lot of their personal time into presenting, helping out and organizing. You're welcome to show your support with a donation to this great cause. Even a donation of what you'd normally spend on a coffee would make a difference.
Looking forward to seeing a lot of magnificant ’staches at the next meetup.
The OKDG Crew
June 17th, 2014 - Summer 2014 Break
May 7th, 2012 - Obligatory Spring Has Sprung Wrap-up Post
March 9th, 2011 - OKDG Tech event Calendar
November 4th, 2010 - The Many Faces of MOVEMBER
September 27th, 2010 - Fall Update
July 28th, 2010 - The Separative
June 11th, 2010 - First Official OKDG #hacknight
June 3rd, 2010 - May 25th Wrap-Up
June 3rd, 2010 - OKDG Unveils New Website
Tuesday, April 21st @ 6:30pm
The Bike Shop Cafe, Kelowna BC, Canada
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