ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã…”Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Lance Armstrong
November is upon us ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ where has 2011 gone? ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ and, for fans of Scottie Saves the World, that means just one thing: Movember. While so many Americans are thinking about having turkey or complaining because the damn Christmas decorations are already up, fans of SSTW are anxiously wondering how ridiculous I will look this year sporting a moustache. For the third year in a row, Scottie Saves the World will be raising funds to help fight men's cancers through this unique charity that manages to celebrate masculinity along the way.
It seems like each year the Movember folks make things even better. Better and better marketing, progressively easier url to reach donation pages, etc. I'm happy to say the Scottie Saves the World Team is also getting better each year. Probably the most exciting addition this year is that we've partnered with two Orlando businesses to help up our fundraising. Early in the month when we've barely got any hair showing, we'll have a fundraiser at Mother Falcon Clothing in Thornton Park, then when we've got bushiness happening, we'll have a fundraiser at Dechoes in College Park.
Dubbed the Movember Kick-Off, the first fundraiser is coming up this week. Local artists have made moustache themed art that you can have put on a t-shirt and a portion of the sale goes to the SSTW Team. You can also purchase the art for your very own and an even larger chunk of change will help fight men's cancers.
What: Movember Kick-Off
Where: Mother Falcon Clothing, 817 E. Washington St., Orlando
When: Thursday, November 3, 7pm-10pm
Artists involved: Randall Smith, Dennis Hansbury, Adrian Gonzalez, Cake, Bob Kodzis, Anna McCambridge-Thomas, Brendan O’Connor, and more.
Owners Melissa and John Felcman have also recently opened a gallery bar next door called The Falcon. I intentionally put the word “gallery” first because that's really the feel ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ gallery that happens to have a bar in it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a bar, for certain, with a great selection of beers and wines. With the retail space and this new drinkery people will be flocking to that corner in Thornton Park, right next to the iconic fountain, to hang with the Felcman’s.
I look forward to seeing you there!