No Shave November comes to an end with celebration at local Tin Roof

By Les Johns and Mike Berry

No Shave November comes to an end at local Tin Roof

By: Les Johns and Mike Berry

[email protected]

Whether your personal preference is Fu Manchu, Handlebar, Toothbrush or Walrus, mustaches are trending as students participate in No Shave November to help raise money in the battle against prostate cancer.

It is under dispute who gets the credit (or blame) for devising No Shave November, but the general premise is that participants refrain from shaving for the entire month.

The official philanthropy event, “Movember” was started to “change the face of men’s health,” according to their website.

Men register online at movember.com where they become “Mo Bros,” and find sponsors to donate money for prostate cancer research.

“It’s the one time of year you can grow your beard for good causes other than leftover food in your stash and giving your girlfriend stubble burn,” said Hunter Jagoe, a junior at UK.

Movember is slightly different from the less formal No Shave November because it requires men to only grow mustaches. Men and women who participate in No Shave November grow beards, and underarm and leg hair at wooley will.

At the end of the month Mo Bros and Mo Sisters get together to celebrate their fortitude and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Parties.

“I look forward to this month every year,” said Pete Jones, a UK alum and six year Movember veteran. “Not only do you get to look like you have lived in the woods for a year but it’s for a good cause.”

Many students are celebrating the end of their participation at the third annual Mustache Bash starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Tin Roof.

“We have the event on the last night of November to raise money for prostate cancer,” Tin Roof owner Tim Gibbons said.  “We are donating funds to Markey Cancer Center, and then some of the funds have been raised on Movember.com.”

There will be a contest for the “creepiest” mustache and the “most distinguished” mustache.  The “best mustache” winner will go home with a Jagermeister machine courtesy of Tin Roof.

It is expected that many participants will come to Wednesday’s event dressed as mustachioed-celebrities as in the past.  Last year’s event included appearances by Tom Selleck, Mario & Luigi and Ned Flanders impersonators.

“I can’t say who I am going to be this year,” Gibbons saud.  “You’ll have to be there to see it.”

Live music from C. Scott Moody & the Attitude Adjusters will start at 10 p.m.  There is no cover charge for the event, but donations are encouraged.

if you go

What: Mustache Bash

When: Wednesday at 9 p.mm.

Where: Tin Roof, 303 S. Limestone

Admission: Free, donations encouraged