We're raising awareness about men's health issues, and raising money for some good causes! The Turbine-Powered Moustaches are supporting this month-long effort, and we would love your help!
What is Movember? From the official Movember page FAQ:
If you are interested in helping to support this effort, please consider donating as little or as much as you are willing to; even a couple of bucks can make a big difference! You can click here to donate to the Turbine-Powered Moustaches as a team, or click here to support me (the money I raise goes into the pool for the team.)Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. Men grow and women support a Mo (moustache) for 30 days becoming walking, talking billboards. Movember supports world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer.
Men who support Movember, called Mo Bros, start by registering at Movember.com. Mo Bros start Movember 1st clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo, for the rest of the month, raising money along the way. Women who support Movember, called MO SISTAS, also start by registering at Movember.com. MO SISTAS champion the Mo by registering and supporting the Mo Bros in their life, spreading the important message of men’s health, leading a team and organizing events.
You can find out more about Movember's financials, and specifics about where the money goes, here.
UPDATE 11/4/13: Now - with encouragements to donate!
$50 - Custom Forum Title*
$75 - Kill Cordovan in your preferred PvP pit!
$100 - Custom Forum Avatar*
$150 - Winter Wolf Pup
$200 - Cordovan will lead or run a nekkid Tempest Spine group for you and your friends, using a non-admin standard character, on your server!
$250 - Get a never-before-released Snowy Owlbear Creature Companion! Be among the earliest to get this Creature Companion!
$250 - Cordovan will award five 250 Turbine Point codes to randomly-selected donors* ACHIEVED! 11/5/13 - You all rock!
$500 - Cordovan will award ten 250 Turbine Point codes to randomly-selected donors** ACHIEVED 11/6/13 - We're on a roll!
$1000 - Cordovan will award ten 500 Turbine Point codes to randomly-selected donors** ACHIEVED 11/9/13 - Thank you!
$1500 - Cordovan will award twenty Winter Wolf Pup Creature Companions to randomly-selected donors** ACHIEVED 11/15/13 - Incredible!
$2000 - Cordovan will award twenty Snowy Owlbear Creature Companions to randomly-selected donors** ACHIEVED 11/26/13 - We did it! Thank you.
$2500 - A series of moustache-related forum avatars will be made that will only be available to people who donate to the Movember campaign. ACHIEVED 12/1/13 - Wow! Stretch goal met! Thank you!
$3000 - ????
NOTES: Prizes are cumulative, so an individual who donates $100 would receive the custom forum title, the ability to kill Cordovan in a preferred PvP pit, and a Custom Forum Avatar.
*Forum Titles and Avatars must follow the Community Guidelines, and be appropriate. The definition of "Appropriate" will be determined by the DDO Community Team. The title and avatar must also meet the requirements for the web site, so long titles may not be possible. For avatars, the donor can either send Cordovan the image to be used, or the Community Team can attempt to locate the desired image. All avatar creation and title work will be done in off-work hours, so please be patient.
**Cordovan will do his best to award the prize, so please make sure that you are able to be contacted if you wish to receive a prize. If you prefer to donate to the Turbine-Powered Moustaches team as a whole, please send Cordovan a forum PM to let him know that you donated to the team and would be interested in being entered for the drawings.
***Group incentives will be based on milestones taken from Cordovan's individual Movember page, along with donations made to the Turbine-Powered Moustaches page that are meant to be part of the "DDO pool". If you donate to the group, rather than Cordovan individually, please PM Cordovan through the forums here to make your donation count toward the group incentives (and to help him award you the individual incentives.)