November was Movember at Citrix, which meant that hundreds of employees joined the global Movember movement and grew moustaches and/or donated money to help prevent and treat men’s cancers.
This year, fundraising came in the form of mohawks, mo’ kart races, and some of the best moustaches out there. In one month, 200 employees on 20 teams raised more than $30,000 for Movember.
Movember is a global foundation that asks men to grow moustaches to raise awareness for men’s cancers, and asks all genders to help raise funds. Since 2003, Movember has raised more than 650 million USD to help prevent and treat prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and poor mental and physical health.
Mohawks for Movember
Taking the Mo to a new level, employees on the Workflow Could Staches team in Raleigh, North Carolina agreed to sacrifice their hair and get a mohawk if employees in the Raleigh office helped them reach their big fundraising goals. $3,000 later they met their goal and helped the team slide into first place within the Citrix Network, with a team total of over $8,000.
Sometimes all it takes is a little networking to raise the funds. The Santa Clara Stache Bash team hosted a Moustache Mixer encouraging everyone to express themselves with fun photos to support the cause. Lots of moustaches and a month later they rolled into second place raising nearly $4,000.
In Fort Lauderdale, employees felt the need for speed and organized Mo’Kart racing as a fundraiser for the MoFla team. Beards and moustaches raced around the course and brought in $2,500 helping them inch into 3rd place raising a total of $3,200.
These moustache mavericks put themselves and their faces on the line, all to spark a conversation about men’s health (and to have a little fun, too). Mo’vember is a great time to see Citrix culture at its finest.