Monday, November 16, 2009

M is for Movember & Men

By Laura Medina

October was for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Now, November is "Movember." "M" stands for awareness for men's reproductive cancer awareness.

What grew as an Aussie pub game in to who can grow the thickest and longest mustache has spawn into an international underground but very serious campaign for prostate and testicular cancers.

The month of November is undergoing a transformation from a one-day feast of Thanksgiving and gratitude into a month-long, cheeky and cheery charity events and fundraisers for men's health issues.

Demistache's Rachael White playing on Marcel Duchamp’s "Mona Lisa with a Mustache."

Women can participate too.

Jewelry designer, Rachael White jumped on the bandwagon by designing a line of mustache-styled necklace pendants, Demistache.

Now, sisters, mothers, daughters, and significant others can wear their "'tache," to display their moral support and camaraderie.

"Demistache is more than a fashion statement, it is an emblem of strength and we are proud that we can utilize our moustache designs to help Movember raise much-needed awareness and funds for the cancers that affect men," says Rachael White. "Demistache designs are a way for both men and women to help show their support of this campaign."

Demistache will sponsor Movember by donating $8.00 from the sale of any Urban Demistache purchased from November 1, 2009 – January 1, 2010 at

Women have their pick of mustaches based on famous mustached historical figures, ranging from Georgina—a regal tribute to King George; the Freddy—a shout-out to retrorocker
Freddie Mercury; the Dali'la—artfully inspired by Dali; and the Mini
Nietzsche—named for Nietzsche's iconic handlebar.

These witty whiskers are crafted from a base metal in rose, brass, gunmetal and silver color ways. The designs are hung from a ball chain or black, pearl, smoky quartz or garnet rosary beads. The Urban Demistache also flaunts versions that are blinged out with topaz, crystals, amethysts or jet pave crystals.

Retailing at a reasonable range of from $38.00 to $98.00, again, $8 of each sale going into the
LIVESTRONG and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the women in men's can have a mustache they can be proud to show.

If you want to learn more and find out where the "mustache" parties are, visit to see the each countries' participating events.

Not tied to Movember's charities yet so male but relatably so, Stella Nova of Charleston, SC, is hosting a guy's only "Men's Appreciation Night" this upcoming Monday.

Each Stella Nova satellite in Summerville, West Ashley, Downtown Charleston, and the super-successful Mt. Pleasant location will transform into "man caves" for this night only.

This is where boys can learn the fine art of being a man, or refine it into a sharper point.

Stella Nova has gathered everything that guys love from cigars and brew to golf and sports. Local businesses will be on hand to entertain while men get groomed by Stella Nova's beauties. Complimentary head, neck, and shoulder massages, scalp treatments, neck trims, brow waxing, and hand massages will relax and prepare men for upcoming holiday get-togethers.

At each site, men or guys will be fueled and refreshed with food and drinks from local restaurants, and manly giveaways.

Additionally, the men's skincare line, Jack Black will be demonstrating how to get the Perfect Shave. Oops Clothing Company will demostrate how to master a traditional Charleston bow-tie.

In between, the guys can brush up on their swings during the mini-golf clinics.

Not directly connected to the on-going Movember events but close to it, Stella Nova is also providing free health screenings.

Men-only grooming lines will be there, plenty to pick from without the guess work (let's the fine folks do it for you): John Allan, Jack Black, Bumble & bumble and Aveda, Geo F Trumper, , Ole Henricksen, eShave, Art of Shaving, L’Occitane, Santa Maria Novella, Creed, Santa Maria Novella, L’Occitane, Art of Shaving, Jack Black, and Geo F Trumper.

All these can be yours for one night for COMPLETELY FREE!

November is turning out to be what is great about being a guy and the people who loves him.

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