Storms can’t dampen the mo spirit

| 06/11/2013

(MO-COMM): Movember 2013 is well and truly underway with well nearly 250 MO Bros signing up for this charity event this year. Movember is the month where guys grow a moustache to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer. A weekend full of fun saw the Grand MO’pening sign-up start on Friday 1st MOvember at Royal Palms. This is traditionally a great event where guys can come together and share tales of Moustaches Past, Present and Future before getting clean shaven to start their month of upper-lip growth. Respect goes to Halo Lifestyle Salon for making sure the shaves were “mmm-so-smooth”.

Saturday saw the Movember Family Fun Day with face painting, paddleboarding with DaMO from Watermans, live music from the appropriately named Zipper Envy and the inaugural MO’ MILE – a charity walk-a-thon from Royal Palms to the Ritz Carlton and back.

The MO MILE was aimed at the wives, girlfriends, partners and children of those MO Bros growing a ‘tache as a way of showing their support for this very worthy cause. It involved walking along the beautiful Seven Mile Beach from Royal Palms to The Ritz-Carlton (and back). 

With a backdrop of one of the most dramatic lightning storms seen in Cayman for quite some time the intrepid walkers, bedecked in purple glow-bands and dressed in blue (for boys), set off realizing that the heavy clouds were almost upon them but with true pioneer spirit they carried on regardless and set off. It wasn’t long before the heavens opened.

Sometimes you have to show real endeavour and fortitude to support a charity event and these good folks did just that braving thunder and lightning, wind and lashing rain, they stoically finished the walk soaked to the skin but wearing huge smiles. It might have been easier to swim than walk.

Torrential rain wasn’t going to dampen their spirits as the walk concluded the MOvember Family Day at Royal Palms. Organizers said, “The rain may have kept a few people away but I have to give huge respect to everyone who turned out. Next year we’ll have a word with the Man Upstairs and see if he can turn off the sprinklers. He did put on a pretty decent firework show though don’t you think?”

Maybe the Man Upstairs will shave his beard off next year and grow a MO in honour of the great work these guys are doing.

On the Sunday, MO Bros in the East headed to Tukka Restaurant to sign up and ensure that the message about men’s health goes island –wide. I’m sure you’ll see their progress through the month as those moustaches getting bigger, bolder andbushier – more power to their top lip!

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