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HBS Movember Campaign Raises a Record $22k

Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson (RC) reports on a successful Movember at HBS, and brings you the 10 best mos from NG, who raised $14k.

If you’ve had your eyes open throughout the last month, you probably noticed that HBS was looking a little, well, hairier. HBS organized its biggest Movember campaign to-date. If you’ve been living under a rock, Movember is the month when brave men sacrifice their faces and grow mustaches for the whole month. Why would they do that to themselves? For a great cause of course.AL AD (2)

Movember is an annual campaign for men’s health that seeks to bring attention to prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and physical inactivity. The brave Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who support them raise funds that will go to valuable programs to help fight these diseases while raising awareness. This year HBS raised an incredible $22,482 – more than doubling last year’s total and becoming the biggest giving MBA program in the country.

Of course, with every great campaign comes great heroes. This year, Section New G came to play, and by themselves raised $13,688. To celebrate, we’ve secured exclusive interviews with the top 10 ‘staches of Section G.

Xavier Azcue

Best Reaction from Friends / Family

“If I look at you from your nose up I barely notice it anymore” (Marta, my girlfriend)

Best Response to Recruiters

Recruiter: “Movember?” Xavier

Me: “Yes” 

Recruiter: “Nice”

Me: “Thanks” 

Do You Ever Feel Your Manliness is Too Much Now That You Have A Mustache?

Slightly. I kind of feel bad for all the other lesser men out there. Quick words of advice: believe in yourself

Brian Burke

Your ‘Stache Inspiration (stachepiration?)

The 1994 New York Knicks (Ewing, Oakley, Starks, Mason, Harper..)

Best Reaction from Friends / FamilyBrian burke

Being called Mr. Potato Head…. “Looks like someone took one of your eyebrows and put it above your lip”

Best Advantage to Rocking a ‘Stache

I no longer get ID’d at bars

Etienne Billette

Best Reaction from Friends / Family

You look like an 80s porn starEtienne

Best Advantage to Rocking a ‘Stache

Maximum intimidation factor on the ice (hockey)

Jared Reyes

Best Reaction from Friends / Family

My dogs did not recognize me.

Best New Skill You’ve Spontaneously Developed by Virtue of Rocking a ‘StacheJared Reyes

Fell a tree.

Do You Ever Feel Your Manliness is Too Much Now That You Have A Mustache?

I am considering keeping the mustache year-round now.

Gome Gomez

Best Reaction from Friends / Family & Most Profound Moment in Life Stemming From Your ‘Stache

My uncle donated to my campaign and said he hoped I rid myself of the ’stache soon. Then he told me the following story:

My uncle had an uncle who would, upon boarding an airplane (this was in the 50s-60s), inspect the captain’s facial hair. If the captain had a mustache he would refuse to fly on that plane. Gome GomezHis logic was that no one with a mustache knows how to do anything well.

The story got me thinking; I felt I could come up with many pieces of evidence to disprove my great uncle’s flawed theory. My data points soon piled up: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., J.P. Morgan, Albert Einstein, and Nikola Tesla all rocked mustaches.

Through this interaction I learned that mustaches were once not only mainstream, but that they’ve also had some of the greatest men in history as proud ambassadors.

Best Advantage to Rocking a ‘Stache

If you voice a command, people are much more likely to follow it.

Do You Ever Feel Your Manliness is Too Much Now That You Have A Mustache?

Whenever I speak to someone who is under 25 and doesn’t have a ’stache I feel like that person belongs to a different generation.

Mark Sykes

Best Reaction from Friends / Family

Brother – “Yuck”

Girlfriends mother – “You look scary”

Father – “I’m only donating if you promise to shave it off at the end

Best Response to Recruiters

Sponsoring employer direct quote (after donating):Mark Sykes

“Hate that moustache, need to see it off”

Best Advantage to Rocking a ‘Stache

Warm lip also get IDed less!

Do You Ever Feel Your Manliness is Too Much Now That You Have A Mustache?

I just shaved it and feel like a kid

Kunal Rai

Your ‘Stache Inspiration (stachepiration?)

My dad has told me all my life that I should grow a mustache. I decided I should probably fulfill his wishes.

Best Reaction from Friends / FamilyKunal

Having my section dub my mustache as the “wet and wild”…note to self: don’t take selfies in the rain.

Tobi Olopade

Your ‘Stache Inspiration (stachepiration?)

My dad rocked a stache from 1985-2010 so we bonded over me looking like he did as a youth.

Best Reaction from Friends / FamilyTobi

Tobi is that really 4 full weeks? “Pathetic”

Most Profound Moment in Life Stemming From Your ‘Stache

All month I convinced myself that I hated it, but now that it’s gone looking at myself in the mirror just doesn’t come with the same excitement that it once did.

Daniel Esponda

Your ‘Stache Inspiration (stachepiration?)

100% natural, although many people seem to think it was Pablo Escobar.

Best Reaction from Friends / Family

“Daniel, what’s up with that nasty mustache?”Daniel E

Best Advantage to Rocking a ‘Stache

May act, in some instances, as a natural water filter.

Best New Skill You’ve Spontaneously Developed by Virtue of Rocking a ‘Stache

Superhuman resistance to cold, works better than a Canada Goose jacket at a considerable lower price.

Dmitry Zhdankin

Your ‘Stache Inspiration (stachepiration?)

Jason Schwartzman is one masterful bearer of the ‘stache, who continued to inspire me throughout this journey. His facial hair magnum opus is of course his role in Darjeeling Limited, an ideal to aspire to.

Best Reaction from Friends / Family

“Please don’t do it again” – mom. 

Best Advantage to Rocking a ‘StacheDmitry

Looks great when worn with a black turtleneck. Try it. 

Best New Skill You’ve Spontaneously Developed by Virtue of Rocking a ‘Stache

Seductive dangerousness.

Do You Ever Feel Your Manliness is Too Much Now That You Have A Mustache?

Yes, sometimes it gets hard to control, like a stallion in the wild.

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December 13, 2015

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