It is mid-Movember, which means mustaches are sprouting from the upper lips of men across the world in support of men’s health. Our friends at CME Group have put together a team of 46 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas called the Chicago Mustache Exchange. As of November 17th, the team has raised over $28,000. From the team’s statement:
As the world’s leading and most diverse MUSTACHE marketplace, THE CHICAGO MUSTACHE EXCHANGE (CME) is where the world comes to manage MEN’S HEALTH risk. CME offers the widest range of global benchmark products across all major MUSTACHE classes. CME brings MO BROS and MO SISTAS together through MEN’S HEALTH INITIATIVES and MUSTACHE facilities in New York and Chicago.
“It’s been an absolute hoot,” said Derek Sammann, Senior Managing Director of Commodities and Options Products. “As someone who has never gone more than 2-3 days without shaving, it has also been a personal challenge.” Sammann, who is in a dead heat with Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy for top spot on the leader board, does not appear to be follically challenged. In fact, he bears a striking resemblance to Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s character from the Anchorman movies.
Duffy, for his part, looks to be working on a fumanchu.
Movember started with a group of 30 Bros in Australia in 2003 and has grown into a global movement, with over 4 million participants having raised over $559 million and funded 770 men’s health projects such as prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health issues.
“Everyone knows someone who has suffered from a men’s health issue,” says Sammann. “This is a fun way to do our part and give back.”
To visit the Chicago Mustache Exchange Movember page, and contribute to Derek, Terry, or any one of the 46 participants, click HERE.