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Movember is here so it’s time to grow out that moustache!

Posted by Henry Cheang | November 1, 2014 12:00 PM

*Please note that Etelesolv changed its company name to Cimpl in 2016.

Once again, Etelesolv takes part in Movember, the most distinguished November event. We even kicked off the occasion in the workplace with a moustached Darth Vader in the dining room (Seriously)!

With great moustaches come great awareness

Darth Moustache

If you are interested in learning about Movember, the movement’s website is a great place to get yourself up to date and to start participating in a worthy cause. And why wouldn’t you? Who would not want to be called a “Mo Bro” or a “Mo Sista”? The Movember site not only allows you to get involved, but also has content that will keep you entertained.

BUT here is the thing: Although Movember has become a global movement in the last few years, there are still those not in the know about the cause. We found this out firsthand when we discovered that our employees, who come from literally everywhere, were not unanimously aware the Movember movement and what it stands for. There is clearly still work to be done in terms of spreading awareness. And so, that’s why we’re talking about Movember today!

Apart from growing a moustache, how well do you know Movember? Here is how and why we encourage you to join the cause!

Quick Mo history

Movember was started in 2003 by Travis Garone and Luke Slaterry, two friends from Melbourne, Australia. Together, they decided to bring back the moustache as a fashion trend by linking it to fundraising for men’s health and prostate cancer. They were the first to design rules and guidelines for Movember (which are the ones that are still in place today) and to find others guys (and girls) willing to take up the challenge.

The movement has now grown from Australia to being a worldwide event. Between 2003 and last year, Movember has reached the following milestones:

  • Movember has had more than 4 million participants (that’s a lot of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas!);
  • The movement has raised CAD $ 574 million;
  • There are currently 21 participating countries; and
  • The total proceeds have funded 770 men’s health projects.

How can I Participate in the Movember Event?

The easiest way to participate would be to donate directly to the Etelesolv page and to join our team.

If you would like to sign up there are a couple of easy steps to follow. First, sign up on the Movember site. Then, you have to grow a fine piece of moustachery throughout the 30 days of Movember (although you have to follow a few rules). 

The ultimate goal of this month-long face-changing event is to raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Get talking about freshly grown moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health!

Apply now and be part of the team!

This is great… but I am a woman.

It seems very unlikely that you can grow facial hair (although ...). BUT rest assured that women play a key role during Movember. LADIES: It’s now the moment to show your love for moustaches by encouraging distinguished men in your entourage, either with a smile or by making a donation to your favorite moustache owner!

At Etelesolv, we are proud to engage in our community

It is important for us to show leadership and make changes in our community that are in alignment with our core values and our company’s culture. That is why we encourage all our employees to participate in Movember.

For additional information, you can visit the official Movember website of Canada. Apart from all that we mentioned in this blog post, you can find really nice network challenges, events in the “Mo community”, and much more!

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Topics: Core Values, Events, Company Culture, News

Written by Henry Cheang

Henry has a lifelong passion for science and technology. This enthusiasm is put to good use in a cutting-edge software company like Cimpl. As product marketer, Henry researches market and user needs to develop user and buyer personas, contributes to product design, and helps coordinate product messaging. Henry also writes nearly the entirety of all documentation for Cimpl’s many successful platforms. In his spare time, Henry devotes much energy to family, friends, and martial arts. Henry recently completed his Master’s in Business and Administration from Concordia University, where he specialized in the study of marketing, organizational behavior, and corporate governance. He has authored academic papers on the latter two subjects; these papers form part of his bibliography of over 20 professional research publications.

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