The Jack Daniels End of Movember Party and Moustache Competition will take place this Friday, November 30 at Nanny Cay beach at 7pm. This event marks the culmination of a month of fundraising and moustache growth by men throughout the territory. Last year’s Movember raised over $15,000 for men’s health, and this year’s event promises to raise even more money with over 50 men in the territory securing sponsorship for their facial hair growth over the course of the month.
Moustaches will be judged in the following categories: The Nanny Cay Team Mo Bro, The BVI Newbie Lame Mo, The Portcullis TrustNet Mo Growth, The KPMG Mo Money, The CCT Best Mo Celebrity Look Alike, The Forbes Hare Big Sexy Mo, The Movember International Father & Son Mo, Ms Movember, and The Jack Daniels Man of Movember.
Chef Vaughan Grant from Nanny Cay will put on his scrumptious barbecue, and the Beach Bar is offering half of all their bar sales to BVI Movember Charitable Trust. Additional entertainment for this year’s event features DJ Elwin then live music by Richard Splash and the Glory Holes.
The 2011 event featured surprise celebrity judge Sir Richard Branson as well as His Excellency the Governor, Tamara Archibald-Gill, Miles Sutherland-Pilch and Omonike Robinson-Pickering. This year’s judges will not disappoint, and the Committee has promised a few surprises.
“Every year is better than the year before,” said co-founder and emcee Scott Hart of the event that started in the BVI in 2006. Ms. Movember 2012 Traci O’Dea said, “When men are walking around with atypical facial hair, a conversation will begin, a conversation that deals with men’s health issues that are often otherwise ignored.”
The funds raised will continue to promote men’s health in the territory. BVI Movember Charitable Trust recently donated $10,000 to prostate cancer research. They have also set up a fund to directly assist men in the territory suffering from prostate or testicular cancers and have begun distributing those funds. The Trust also printed men’s health posters that have been hung at clinics, restaurants, and public restrooms throughout the region to promote screening and healthy practices.