Giving Back

Movember Is Coming to West Orange

October 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Movember is coming to West Orange.  Get ready to Get Your Grow On and support men's health in this global event.
The Movember movement's goal is to impact men's health and raise money to promote awareness of testicular and prostate cancer as well as men's mental health challenges.  From November 1 through November 30, men across the world grow mustaches to raise curiousity, get a conversation going on men's health, and to raise  funds.  Perry Bashkoff, the township's Social Networking and marketing  guru, is spearheading the Movember campaign:
"I came up with the idea of having my son's soccer team participate. There was going to be 10 of us to start. The idea quickly spiraled into something much larger... this a great way to bring the entire community to together by participating in this campaign."
How can you get involved?
Join Team WoMo by going to and click ‘JOIN’ to sign up. (No, there’s no charge to sign up. It takes one minute. Women can sign up too to encourage all the men in their lives - no mustache required. (Not that many of us don't have one).

Shave the Date

Be there or be square for the West Orange "Mo' Growers Kick-off at ‘8to8 Barbershop,’ located at 2 NorthfieldAvenue from 11 am - 1 pm.   Mayor Robert Parisi, West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore, Chief of Police James Abbott, Mountaintop League Vice President Pete Scalora, local business owners and community partners will get in the spirit at our open house “clean shave” event.


Donate during the month at


An end of month celebration will take place at the Pour House, date to be determined.  There will be a whole lot of shavin' going on. 

In 2012, over 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world joined the movement, raising $147 million dollars, and $21 million was raised in the United States alone.

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