Editor’s Note: City Dads Group has again joined with The National At-Home Dad Network, Dad 2.0 Summit, the Life of Dad network and dad bloggers everywhere this month to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues through Movember. We do this by growing mustaches to serve as a living “ribbon” we wear with pride. Philly Dads Group co-organizer Chris Bernholdt writes about why he participates.
It comes in scraggly and multicolored. If it were part of a forest, it would be the sparsest in woods — the veritable Charlie Brown Christmas Tree of mustaches. I can go for days without anything of interest showing. You might even look at me and say, “There’s some dirt on your upper lip.”
My wife is not a fan of facial hair. Women live in one camp or the other, but never both. For the guys who have always had beards and mustaches, they can’t imagine themselves without one. For those of us who stay clean shaven, we wonder how they get past all the itching. Must be the beard oil. Yes. You heard me right. Guys are putting oil in their beards and mustaches to keep them tamer.
Behind every Mo is a reason to participate. My dad is a prostate cancer survivor. Through screening and early detection, they found it in its early stages and took it out.
Last year I made it my personal goal to raise as much money as was possible for Movember. I rapped with other dad bloggers (see video below) and raised $900 in my efforts to dedicate my donations to my father. Remembering what he went through has motivated me to educate and support the Movember Movement.
So men, put down your razors and join me this month and grow your own Dirt Squirrel.
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