El Reg Movember lads sprout mighty Unix beards for cancer charity
Your LAST CHANCE to donate cash to razor-free fundraiser
What is it about facial hair and computing? From the greats of SmallTalk and C++ to Java and Ruby, beards and moustaches are not a rare sight in the world of computer science.
From data centers to dev teams, from the Ruby hipsters to Unix admins, top-lip warmers and jowl scratchers are more than well represented.
Inspired by these legends, El Reg staffers have been sending their top lips into the world unshaved for the whole of November in the name of a good cause: Movember.
The Reg Movemberists have been growing their tashes to raise money for the global fight against testicular and prostrate cancer. One in nine UK men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to the Movember movement.
So far our Movemberists have raised £392. Last year, Mo Bros and Mo Sisters across the world raised £79.3m; this year we’re all hoping for more.
With just one day left, and razor blades poised for deployment on Saturday morning, help us break the 400 quid barrier for a good cause! You can visit The Reg Movemberists' page here. ®
Re: "Mo Sisters"?!
Re: Facial hair is for animals
Well, mammals anyway. Are you not one?
Re: Great work raising the money...
I agree. Doctor's are clearly already at breaking point due to all the female patients having tests for anything and everything (thoroughly researched and evidence-based appointments only of course), and the threat of men actually making use of their services as well is a real problem.
I know that cancer research has a particular month of focus for each of the major cancers, but I'd never really noticed the men-only prostate and testicular cancers as receiving their fair share of public interest. A cursory glance at the telly clarifies why - Children in Need steals the thunder by taking place in November every year.
Why? the public prefer to give their money to kids rather than arseholes