Ready your razors, bearded and moustached men of Natrona County. Beginning Friday, you will have 30 days to grow and groom the most spectacular ‘stache you can manage, all in the name of men’s health. The Wyoming Medical Center Foundation’s Angels Cancer Care Program and Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care are sponsoring this year’s Movember community events, including the ‘Stache Off on Friday. All men – bearded, moustached or otherwise – are encouraged to get a clean shave at Rocky Mountain Academy of Hair or at Galloway’s Pub. Your beautiful, budding facial hair will then serve as a walking billboard for men’s health awareness through Nov. 30. What pink and October have done for breast cancer, Movember organizers hope moustaches and November will do for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other men’s health issues.
Becoming a Mo (in four easy steps)
1. Shave: Start Movember with a clean slate. Free shaves will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Rocky Mountain Academy of Hair, Skin and Nails 315 E. Fifth St. Or, if you’re more of a night owl, attend the ‘Stache Off from 8 to 10 p.m. at Galloway’s Pub, 2800 CY Ave. Take photos of your baby-smooth mug and post them on Twitter with #CasperMovember or on the Wyoming Medical Center Facebook page.
2. Don’t shave: Let your moustache grow until Nov. 30. Experiment with it. Shape it with product. If people ask, tell them about Movember and what it’s trying to accomplish: Namely, to get men like you to talk about health. The campaign’s slogan is “changing the face of men’s health,” as any self-respecting moustache should do.
3. Show your ‘stache: Celebrate all your hard work at the Mo-Gress & Trivia event at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Galloway’s Pub. Compare your lip caterpillars with other Mos (men who grow ‘staches for Movember). Or simply come for the trivia.
4. Duke it out: See if your ‘stache has the muscle to be named Best in Show in a lip-to-lip contest with other Mos. The Moustache Bash is 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 29 at Galloway’s Pub. Don’t forget to post your awesome ‘stache photos to Twitter and Facebook. Before-and-afters would be nice.