Event: Moustaches for Movember

B1IamTDIMAAfG5zMovember is here! Yes, the month previously known as ‘November‘ is now known as ‘Movember‘. November is a month solely dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health. Specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. It is a month long commitment where men proudly grow stylish moustaches and essentially become live walking, talking billboards creating visual awareness towards the fight against men’s cancers.

Originating in 2004 in Melbourne, The Movember Foundation Charity has spread world-wide. This year official fundraising campaigns will be held in 21 countries and 5 continents around the world.

Natasha and I were beyond honoured to attend the Moustaches For Movember event held at Holt Renfrew Tuesday evening. This cause is near and dear to our hearts. Cancer affects our family as it unfortunately does for so many families. So we were happy to participate in any way we could. Even if just to help spread awareness, getting the word out is paramount.

Maninder Dhaliwal, the event’s lead organizer has definitely succeeded in hosting Canada’s largest Movember event to date! Held at the beautiful Holt Renfrew Vancouver, the event was complete with a VIP Reception, bubbly, cocktails and hordeuves. Eighteen leading men from Vancouver modeled ties for auction and there was plenty of shopping and mingling. The event was entirely created and executed by volunteers, proving that when people come together they can accomplish anything! Incredibly inspiring. All proceeds of the event were donated to Movember Canada.

IMG_9218gf2Archimallows was at the event serving his handmade, roasted marshmallows. We tried the strawberry and pumpkin spice marshmallows and they were delicious!

IMG_9217g3IMG_9223g3IMG_9224422Emcee of the evening was local television host, the beautiful Fiona Forbes. 

ties(photo credit: Moustaches for Movember)

Some of the silk ties from Holt Renfrew that the male models sported for auction at the event. All of the moustache designs were created and hand silkscreened by local illustrator, Chenoa Gao. All proceeds were donated to Movember Canada.

IMG_9232g72Tommy Europe (Former CFLer / Host of Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp) & Tom Gierasimczuk (Publisher, Vancouver Magazine and Western Living) kicked off the fashion show.

moustachesMichael Eckford (Host, CKNW radio) & Todd Talbot (Host, Love It or List It). Both found creative ways to go down the escalator. Love it. ­čśë

mfmvan45Jeremy Szafron (TV Host/Producer) & Ryan Steele (The Amazing Race Canada).

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All of you Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, please check out Movember Canada Prostate Cancer Canada to find out how you can get involved! These websites have so much information and are very helpful.

To make a donation, click here!

Laura & Natasha xo