MOmen and their moustaches raise more than $45,000 for cancer charity
The MOmen are bristling with success this year after their magnificent moustaches raised more than $45,000 for a cancer charity.
MOvember 2022, organised by the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, got 19 individual and team participants who channelled their inner Salvador Dali to raise $45,577.55.
The charity said donations “far exceeded” its $30,000 fundraising in support of the BCHC equal access fund.
Nicholas Burke, who raised $700, took the MO individual award, with Neville Dias coming second and Robert Holdipp third with $630 and $533, respectively.
The charity said its Financial Services category contenders were neck and neck — team Aspen Bermuda Limited claimed the award with $13,203.55 raised and KPMG came second, at $10,213, and Deloitte took third place with $8,432.
This year’s hospitality challenge award winner was DHL Express (Bermuda), raising at total of $560.
For a third consecutive year, the sportsman challenge trophy was awarded to Bermuda Rouleurs Cycling Club, which raised $3,750 through its BRCC MOvember Ride.
Rather than growing moustaches, BRCC hosts a cycle ride across the island with a participation fee donated to the cause.
BCHC thanked sponsors BGA and Gillette, as well as the team of barbers at Luxury Cuts who gave their time for the shave-off.
This year’s event had the special treat of BGA/Gillette sponsor Olatunji Tucker raising an extra $500 pledge on the spot from supporters in attendance to shave his beard.
All the donations help the charity to engage men across the island in cancer prevention, education and early detection.
It provides clinical services with zero co-pay through the equal access fund — regardless of individual health insurance cover.
To learn more, visit the charity website or e-mail Juanae Crockwell, development co-ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full list of participants is: DHL Express (Bermuda), Deloitte Bermuda, KPMG Bermuda, AON Bermuda, Appleby (Bermuda) Ltd, Nicholas Burke, Corey Butcher, Rupert Cuddon-Large, Bermuda Rouleurs Cycling Club, Quinn Devario, Neville Dias, Brendon Fourie, Robert Holdipp, Sompo International, Aspen Bermuda Limited, Rian Lindo, Roddy Nesbitt, Olatunji Tucker and Kyle Williams.