Movember activities in Long Beach and Orange County, CA 2013
Movember Events 2013
You may have noticed a lot of men around town donning mustaches lately. November is the month that Movember, a global men’s health charity, asks men to raise awarness by starting the month clean shaven and growing and grooming a mustache for the 30 days of November, and asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. The funds raised by Movember goes towards men’s health initiatives that combat prostate and testicular cancer – some of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in men. Since 2003, Movember has raised more than $440Million dollars for the cause. Here are a few local Movember or mustache related events that you should check out.
Los Angeles Mustache Dash – benefit for Movember on November 17th, 2013
The Los Angeles Mustache Dash is a 5k race that will take place in Elysian Park in Los Angeles (near Dodger Stadium). Participants will have 60 minutes to complete the course. Each runner will receive a lovely mustache medal and shirt – to brag about their mustache dashing to friends and family. After the race, there will be an after party:
“Once you cross the finish line, you step foot in a mythical land, flowing with revelry and amusement: The Mustache BASH! The Mustache Bash is fully equipped with free photo booth, complimentary light refreshments, beer garden, live music, M’Oasis, lots of prizes, sponsor giveaways, music, and a gentle, kindly mechanical bull named Mustache.”
You can register for the race at mustachedache.com
Costa Mesa Stache Dash – to benefit Men’s Health on November 23, 2013
There’s another mustache running event in Costa Mesa at Fairview Park on November 23rd – the Stache Dash.
LB Folk Revival Festival
It may not be a Movember charity event, but it might be a fun place to sport your ‘stache and maybe enter a beard/mustache contest. On Saturday, November 16th 2013, The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival is from 11 am to 10 pm on Pine Ave. in Downtown Long Beach.
“This family-friendly music festival will have something for everyone and will feature a half dozen local craft breweries including Beachwood BBQ,Rock Bottom, & Firestone Walker, The Port of Long Beach kids pumpkin patch with crafts and activities, Polly’s Pies pie eating contest &The LB Beard Advocates moustache/beard contest, local artisans & craft vendors, gourmet food trucks including Sweet Lou’s BBQ Truck,The Canvas Truck & Trailer Park Truck, old time photo booth, live painting, and a special “Farm-to-Table” lunch catered by Primal Alchemyto kick things off.
Long Beach loves their roots music and The Long Beach Folk Revival Festival aims to give the community a quality event that showcases the best in Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, World, & Roots music. The intention is to start small & local while gaining the support of the community and positioning the festival to grow and blossom in future years”
This looks like a fun way to spend an afternoon, especially the farm-to-table lunch and the music lineup looks great.
If you know of other great Movember charity events in Long Beach or Orange County, please comment below.
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