Stone Brewing CEO to Shave Beard for Charity

SAN DIEGO — November 1st kicks off the official start of Movember, a global men’s health charity encouraging men to grow and women to support the Mo (or moustache) for 30 days of Movember.

Through the power of the stache, awareness and funds are raised for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Shave The Date is a day to shave down and get excited about the hairy month ahead–with a number of Mo-centric events taking place all around the globe, and locally in SD like a poker tournament and the annual Mo’s & Ho’s party to name a few. This year, to celebrate the coming of Movember hundreds of San Diegans will gather together at the Gaslamp’s favorite locale, Quality Social, for an event that will go down in the beard-bearing history books. With Greg Koch’s LIVE shave-down taking center stage, local Mo’s will have an opportunity to get their own faces registered and clean shaven, courtesy of Floyd’s Barber Shop, who will be onsite to professionally shave attendees free of charge.

***November 1st’s SHAVE THE DATE is free to attend, and all ages are welcome. Quality Social will also be offering booze & bites specials including beer from Stone Brewing Co. during the duration of the fundraising event***

WHEN: Friday, November 1st
5:30 – 7:30 pm

WHERE: Quality Social
789 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

A WORD FROM STONE BREWING CO. CEO & CO-FOUNDER, GREG KOCH: “Twice in my life I’ve shaved a goatee leaving a mustache, and both times I removed it the same day because it freaked me out when I looked in the mirror. I can’t imagine having one for a month,” said Koch. “My current beard is stately and reminiscent of our founding fathers. Yet if I raise enough money, I’m trading that stately look for a mustache that’ll probably be reminiscent of a bad 70’s album cover. Sometimes I amaze even myself at the lengths I’ll go, or cut, for charitable causes. Now that’s self-sacrifice on behalf of others! So, I’m calling for your support. Donate not for me, but for the causes. I’m just your humble servant.”

About Movember

Movember aims to forever change the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache, by raising awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by the Movember Foundation and our men’s health partners in each country. Together, the channels work to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, worldÔÇÉclass programs in line with our strategic goals, in the areas of Awareness & Education, Survivorship and Research. Since 2003, 3 million participants have raised over $439MM for the cause, funding 550 research and survivorship programs globally, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. Movember is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and for the past two years, Movember has been named to the Global Top 100 NGO list by The Global Journal. For more information please visit Movember is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.

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