Life @ Kaplan: Movember - The Art of Not Shaving
It's November, and many of you will know what that means: it's the time when guys have the excuse to shave only 90% of their faces, and begin growing the most manly facial accessory: the moustache.
Kaplanites all over the world have embraced Movember, and have begun growing their moustaches in support of this cause. We even have a Kaplan Network Page on Movember.com. Within the network are lots of different teams - one for each school, and one for us here at Kaplan International Colleges HQ - The Tache Mahals:
Why Are We Doing This?
For charity! Movember was started in Australia as a way of raising awareness about cancers that only affect men - specifically testicular and prostate cancers. Since people usually don't rock a moustache on its own, it's a great way to draw attention to your face and these issues.
You can support your school's team at Movember.com by making a donation - either to a specific team or to an individual. The Kaplan Network has collectively raised £1,153 ($1829 USD, AUD$1753) since the start of November!
I'm not going to lie to you: this has turned into a little bit of a competition.
Top Fundraisers (Individuals)
- Paul Auccin (Australia) - £167
- Matt Tamolin (UK) - £107
- Phil Duncan (UK) - £75
Top Fundraisers (Teams)
- The Kaplan Tache Mahals (KIC HQ) - £404
- KIC Perth - £268
- Kaplan Open Learning - £217
Here in the Kaplan office, we decided to make everything official. So we have a few rules:
- Each participant must have been clean shaven on November 1 (no head starts!). You then have to grow a moustache.
- If you shave it off before the end of November because your girlfriend doesn't like it, you have to hand your Man Card in at reception.
So it's not really a competition - it's just for a good cause, and it's not too late to join in! The only thing that's important is that that we raise some awareness and money for a good cause. And also that here at KIC HQ...
*Moustaches image by Blush Printables - some rights reserved.