Local Businesses Offer Prizes For Movember Mustache Contest

November 13, 2014
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Pete Phipps, owner of Arrow Haircuts & Shaves, provides service that’s “over the top.”In recognition of Movember, the month formerly known as November, many DCI men are growing out shaggy mustaches to help raise awareness about men’s health issues.

Established in 2003, the Movember Foundation is dedicated to accelerating breakthroughs in prostate cancer research that will benefit patients and their families. By growing moustaches during Movember, participants hope to spark conversations and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and other important health issues impacting the lives of men.

Led by medical oncologist Andrew Armstrong, M.D., MSc, Duke’s Mo Bros are also raising funds to support the cause.

To date the Movember community, 4 million strong, has raised $559 million and funded more than 800 programs. Last year 40 percent of the 120 million dollars raised went to support prostate cancer research. DCI researchers have benefitted from the Movember research efforts, including Armstrong who recently received an award from the foundation.

To document the hairy month of Movember, DCI Blog editors are inviting Mo Bros and other Duke participants to submit photos sporting their hairy upper lips. Prizes will be awarded in several different categories, including:

  • The Nietzsche, bushiest
  • The Ned Flanders, creepiest
  • The Dali, most artistic
  • The Sphynx, sparsest
  • The Freestyle, wildest and wooliest
  • The Paul Teutul, Sr., loudest
  • The Fu Manchu, longest

Prizes include:

ARROW HAIRCUTS & SHAVES: Four gift cards for four lucky winners. Each gift card covers a cut and shave at Arrow, where customers are guaranteed shorter hair. Arrow features two locations – Cameron Village at 419 Woodburn Ave., in Raleigh and 115 E. Hargett St., in Raleigh. Arrow is open Monday through Sunday. Hours vary. To ensure service, appointments should be made online. Arrow is a Movember supporter, having provided FREE shave downs on Saturday, Movember 1. Haircuts and shaves at Arrow always include a complimentary icy cold brew.

A BETTER MAN’S BARBER SHOP: One $25 gift card for a cut and or shave at A Better Man’s Barber Shop, a full-service barber shop with a gentleman’s atmosphere, located at the Arboretum at 2042 Renaissance Park Place in Cary.

GolfTEC: A 60-minute Swing Evaluation at GolfTEC, located at the Aboretum at 2020 Renaissance Park Place in Cary. The swing evaluation includes a detailed breakdown via the Foresight Launch Monitor, Motion Sensor Analysis and high-speed video cameras. GolfTEC is staffed by PGA professionals.

For more information on the Movember movement, visit the Movember Foundation. To donate to Andrew Armstrong’s team, visit MoDukes. (Original story MoDukes team here)

To be entered to win a prize, submit a Movember photo sporting your 30-day-old mustache. Your photo, along with others, will be posted in December on the DCI Blog. To be eligible, photos must be received after Movember 30 and before December 10. Email photos to Karen E. Butler, director of communications, DCI.

NEWS STORY: Duke’s participation in the Movember movement was recently featured on WNCN: Duke doctors, professors join ‘Movember’ movement for men’s health awareness.

WTVD Channel 11: Doctors Taking Part In Movember

Participants in the Movember campaign at Duke University are hopeful School of Medicine student Bradley Potts will be able to grow a mustache by the end of the month-long effort to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, which include prostate cancer. Pictured from left: DCI medical oncologist Andrew Armstrong, MD; Michael Ferrandino, MD, urologic oncologist; Michael Granieri, MD, urology resident; Duke School of Medicine student Bradley Potts; Duke Intrafraternity Council representative Michael Baldwin; and Joseph Fantony, MD, laboratory resident. The men were recently featured on WNCN and TWC News in a story covering Duke and the Movember campaign. Photo contributed by Samiha Khanna, senior media relations strategist, Duke Medicine.