The Parish joins Movember to change the face of men’s health in Tucsonby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Oct. 23, 2012, under Press Releases
Tucson, Ariz. – The Parish, Tucson’s only Southern fusion gastropub, is calling all moustache aficionados to join in the kick-off of Movember in Tucson. Movember is in its sixth year in the U.S., challenging men to grow and women to support the Mo (slang for moustache) for the month of November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
Participating men, known as Mo Bros, will start Nov.. 1 clean-shaven and grow their moustaches for 30 days, while friends and family donate for their Mo-growing efforts. During that time, they will become walking, talking billboards for men’s health. “We felt a huge connection to this movement,” said Steve Dunn, co-owner of The Parish. “As a business owned by three males, we felt this was an opportunity for us to open up dialogue around men’s health issues and bring local awareness to support the initiative.”
In support of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, The Parish will host two fundraising events during the month of November.
The first event will be a month-long Tucson-based moustache growth contest for Mo Bros beginning Nov 1. The winner of the “Ultimate Mo” will be crowned at the Nov. 24 Tucson ‘Stache Bash party at The Parish at 8 p.m. There will be live music, and the crowd will select the Mo Bros winner. Participants are encouraged to register at Movember.com or www.facebook.com/The ParishTucson. The profits from the Tucson ‘Stache Bash will benefit Movember.
The second event will be the first annual Moustache Bike Ride. The cycling event on Nov. 3 will be a ride for all ages and abilities. The 15-mile ride will begin at The Parish on the corner of Oracle and Orange Grove roads and will wind around the Casas Adobes Neighborhood. “I have always believed cycling is a fun and healthy way to start the day, and I am looking forward to getting our surrounding community involved to help kick off our Movember month,” said Bryce Zeagler, co-owner of The Parish. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., and participants will receive complimentary coffee and fruit prior to the ride and t-shirt to commemorate the event. Afterward, the restaurant will serve its famous French Quarter Gumbo as a snack to hungry riders. A donation of $15 for individuals and $30 for families will benefit the Movember fundraising efforts.
For more information, please contact The Parish at 520-797-1233. The Parish is located at 6453 N. Oracle Road.
About The Parish
The Parish is Tucson’s only Southern fusion gastropub, serving Southern-style dishes – with a twist. The restaurant’s fare and namesake are inspired by the culinary influences of its three owners – Steve Dunn, Travis Peters and Bryce Zeagler. The restaurant was founded in October 2011 and offers lunch, dinner, happy hour and a late-night menu.
Movember aims to forever change the face on men’s health through the power of the moustache by raising awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Since 2003, more than 1.9 million participants have raised more than $299 million for the cause, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. For more information, visit www.movember.com. Movember is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.