The Admirals Club: Cultivating Health, One Face at a Time

Sign up for The Admirals Club this Movember!

Every November 1st, some Admirals Club members shave to a clean face. We remove our beards and stubble to grow a mustache. Others begin the first of 30 consecutive days of exercise, including high-intensity workouts like running and weightlifting and lower ones like walking and yoga. And some do both.

We, as a team, dedicate the month of Movember (moustache + November) to fun, fitness, and health — all of which can be hard to set time aside for the other 12 months of the year. For 30 days, we grow silly facial hair and improve our own health — all to raise funds and awareness of the biggest impacts to men’s health:

  • Testicular and prostate cancer.
  • Mental illness and suicide.
  • Poor health due to physical inactivity and social stigma.

These combined factors contribute to men living 6 fewer years on average than women, leaving behind family and friends way too soon. And in most cases, it’s entirely preventable.

We’re cultivating health, one face at a time. The funds we raise improve testicular and prostate cancer treatment outcomes and contribute to research for cures. We help fund the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong’s research, treatment and detection access, and quality of life programs for diagnosed men and their families. We help pay for grassroots mental health and suicide prevention programs, reaching men who would otherwise never seek treatment. We help fund the Movember Foundation’s wellness and fitness campaigns, getting men outside and active, helping them eat better and stop smoking.

And the best part is that, although we start the month looking like clean-shaven babies, we end it looking dapper and feeling fit.

Will your face join ours? Sign up today at https://moteam.co/the-admirals-club.

Movember 2012

It’s that time of year again, where I sacrifice a month of sexual viability to raise money to fight prostate, testicular, and other mantastic cancers.

For the unfamiliar, participating in Movember means I will grow a mustache, beginning clean-shaven Nov. 1 and not to be shaven off until Dec. 1. This may only be a mustache. Not a beard. Not a goatee. Not a Lemmy. Not even a mustache-soul patch combination. Definitely not a Wolverine. Just a mustache.

So, that’s my part. Here’s where you come in: by donating to my Movember page. The entire amount of your donation goes to Livestrong, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the Movember Foundation. I, however, am on my own for the cost of trimming and waxing this lipwarmer. Any amount you can give is welcome, no matter how small. The life you save may be your bro’s.

And, you can also join my Movember team, Team Snee. Team Snee members must abide by the rules of Movember, namely by growing and maintaining only a mustache for the month of November. Ladies, you can join as well, but you aren’t allowed to grow a fuller, thicker mustache than mine. (If necessary, I can supply mustache stencils for your Movember solidarity bush.)

In the meantime, be sure to check my Movember page for daily updates, including photos and mustache diary entries. I promise that the first few weeks of pictures will make it all worth it. The last week, however, gets a little … debonaire.

Thanks in advance for your support!

–Rick