Last month men everywhere gave up their upper lips for Movember, a global movement which raises funds for prostate and testicular cancer research and promotes awareness for men’s mental health issues. Movember 2013 consisted of 1.1 million registered Mo Participants and raised a total of 146.6M CAD!
For the second year in a row some of our Intranet Connections’ team members joined the Movember movement. Our Team ICGROMO raised over $4,300, grew some interesting facial hair, raised awareness about an important cause and had a lot of fun. The best part? We tracked it all and promoted our efforts internally using our own Intranet Connections Intranet Software. At Intranet Connections we love how our intranet not only assists us in our day-to-day business needs, but also helps to improve our Company Culture and makes Intranet Connections a great place to work.
Throughout the month we featured each of our ICGROMO team members in an Intranet Connections blog post, in order to introduce you to the team and track our Mo Bro’s labor-intensive moustache growing efforts. In case you missed them, here are our ICGROMO team member feature articles:
- Intranet Connections Mo Dog and Mo Sista
- Intranet Connections Technical Mo Bros
- Intranet Connections Developer Mo Bros
- Intranet Connections Sales Team Mo Bros
- Intranet Connections Faces a Hairy Movember
While our Mo Dog and Mo Sista worked hard alongside our Mo Bros throughout the month to raise funds for this worthy cause, the big KUDOS goes to our Intranet Connections Mo Bros and their moustache growing efforts.
For our two Mo Bros who wear a moustache regularly, shaving it all off at the beginning of month was the hardest challenge. For the others, the thought of growing a ‘mo and maintaining it for an entire month was worrisome and even uncomfortable. BUT, with the encouragement of a certain Mo Dog and Mo Sista, the knowledge that all proceeds were going to a great cause and with an extra dash of peer pressure our Mo Bros stepped up to the challenge.
At the end of the month our office held a competition for the best Movember moustache to award one of our Mo Bros for their moustache growing efforts. Steven and Ayendra tied as runners-up for the ‘Best Mo’. Steven earned his votes as the professional CEO who shocked everyone with a full-on trucker ‘stache, and Ayendra gained his fair share of pity votes with his lame mo attempt.
The Best Mo Bro ‘stache award went to our Developer Mo Bro Reza Andalib, who within mere days was sporting a full-on trucker moustache, groomed and trimmed into perfection. He continued to grow out his ‘stache throughout the entire month of Movember and by month’s end he was a prominent display of Movember awareness.
With the most votes Reza was awarded the Movember Dopp Kitt, which includes a Kent Mo Comb, Gillette Fusion Pro Glide razor, Speed Stick deodorant and other grooming essentials. The Movember Dopp Kitt was purchased from the official Movember website and all proceeds go towards Movember.
Overall it was a successful Movember month here at Intranet Connections. The ICGROMO team had a lot of fun and we were able to gather some funds for an important cause. Keep posted for Intranet Connections Movember 2014 when we do it all again!