dali_pma_05_17You might think  changing the name of November to Movember was a gay thing — and while lots of ‘mos have ‘mos (i.e., moustaches), the chance to earn money by growing some facial hair crosses lines of sexual identity. The idea is simple: Mo Bros (and allied Mo Sistas) start with a clean-shaven face. Then throughout the month, they add on facial hair, seeking out sponsors to raise money for men’s health issues (especially prostate cancer research). Last year, $147 million worldwide was raised through the Movember campaign.

Including some folks via DallasVoice.com. Last year, yours truly, Alex Young, Richard Neal and Cory Smith all shaved and regrew their beards for money. And you can do the same. In fact, we’re gonna have a bit of a contest. Between now and Nov. 5, take a selfie of your hairless face, and email it to me at Jones@dallasvoice.com. Sign up for Movember here. Then, between Nov. 21 and Nov. Nov. 26, email me back your photo with your moustache, chin strap, monkey tail, soul patch, Fu Manchu, Van Dyke — whatever push broom you choose. We’ll post them all on Instant Tea, and the best one will have a contribution made to their Movember account by Dallas Voice. And feel free to keep sending me updated photos with a link to your Movember throughout the month, and we’ll do what we can to get the word out. (Even if you don’t compete, you can help get the word out, especially to your bear buddies — we’ll be posting links to individual Movember contribution pages starting next week.)

Plus, you can attend the Movember kick-off party at the Green Room tonight and other events throughout the month (culminating in a party at Hotel ZaZa on Dec 5). C’mon — be a grower and a shower!