Todd Revolt, our intrepid Director of Business Development, has kicked off an awesome new Zendesk initiative corralling twenty male Zendesk employees (known as “mo bros”) from around the world to take part in the Movember “grow a moustache” charity for the month of November. Each November, thousands of men around the world grow a moustache raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. One in six American men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer during their lifetime, so we think this is a very worthwhile cause to support. Last year, there were over 447,000 participants in Movember, raising more than $80 million dollars for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong foundation
To kick things off, everyone starts the month completely clean shaven. There were quite a few Zendesk participants whose face had not been clean shaven in many months and, in some cases, years. Luckily, everyone looked great. Over the next month, all participants will grow, trim and show off their moustaches and promote the Zenstache team and the greater global fundraising efforts to fight prostate cancer.
While the Movember effort is smaller initiative than our efforts to raise $1 million for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, it is an important effort to support a global chartiy. If you’d like to donate to Movember, you can do so at our donation page.
Together we can change the face of men’s health. Plus it’s cool to grow a moustache.
The charity started in Adelaide, Australia in 1999 and expanded across Australia in 2004 and internationally in 2007. Lifetime, more than 1.1 million people have participated raising more than $174 million funds.