October was an exciting month for UNEX Manufacturing. From the Making Strides Walk on October 20th to the one-month-only pink Flow Cell, UNEX has gotten into the charitable spirit, raising over $1800 for breast cancer research, awareness, and support. As November fast approaches, UNEX has once again set its sights on giving back.
November will be Movember for many UNEX team members. For those of us out of the loop, the Movember Foundation is a non-profit group devoted to raising awareness of men’s health, funding cancer research, and providing a network of support for those who suffer from such afflictions. Their message is a simple one: by flying the Movember flag, we can spread the power of knowledge, fuel preventative habits, and provide each other with the resources to promote our general wellness.
The flag of Movember is, of course, the mustache.
The UNEX team will be wearing their manly mustaches with pride throughout the month of November. But we won’t be going it alone! AK Material Handling Systems, a provider of material handling products out of Minnesota, will be taking on team UNEX in what has been called “Clash of the Stache.” Each team will compete to see which group of Mo Bros has what it takes to grow the mightiest mustaches. We will challenge each other to raise funds and spread awareness on health issues that threaten our fathers, brothers, and husbands. We believe the spirit of competition will inspire our teams to grow bigger and more beautiful mustaches. After all, there’s no better way to put some hair on your chest (Or, in this case, your upper lip) than by pitting yourself against a rival in a contest of superiority.
In the end, it’s not about who wins or loses (Despite the fire of competition that burns within our bellies). The Clash of the Stache may be the beginning of a tense rivalry, but it’s also the beginning of something much more important. This competition between UNEX and AK Material Handling will bring us closer to our communities and each other, and allow us to make a tangible difference in someone’s life. Is there any greater trophy than that?
All the Movember action will be taking place on Facebook. You can give UNEX Manufacturing a follow here, and AK Material Handling can be found here. Be sure to give each page a follow- you wouldn’t want to miss out on any mustache action, would you?
We thank you for your support, and encourage you to let your Mo flag fly!