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  Edition # 109  
San Francisco, 12-21-2014

Figure [1]: My impressive mustache mid November.

Michael For many men, one of the more whimsical traditions in our crazy area is growing a mustache during the month of November. Since "mustache" starts with an "M", November simply becomes "Movember".

It's all for a good cause, as by doing so, the proud mustache growers raise awareness for typical male diseases like prostate cancer, which can often be recognized and treated effectively when screenings are done in a timely manner.

At my workplace, for example, our director donated $100 to the Movember Foundation for every employee who started clean-shaven into the month of November and then kept growing a mustache for the next 30 days. With the money, the foundation sponsors health programs.

Needless to say, I was in on it as well, and kept growing an impressive mustache. It was really fun to watch my colleagues do the same and more often than once I couldn't help but crack up noticing me sitting in a meeting with ten other men proudly wearing mustaches.

To provide equal opportunities for everyone, the ladies at work were invited to join in on the fun as well, and those who showed up with a glued-on plastic mustache at the party at the end of the month were counted as well.

Greetings from our crazy world:

Angelika & Michael

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