Company's 'Stache Bash' raises money, awareness of men's health

Walk into Razor Technology, an IT company in West Conshohocken, and you'll find a lot of men with mustaches.

Jay Gagne says it definitely sparks conversation with customers.

"When four guys with mustaches show up, people go 'huh' and then you get to tell them about why we do it," Gagne said.

They've been growing staches or beards every November for six years for Movember.

It helps raise awareness and get men talking about health issues.

Fundraisers also support the Movember Foundation which helps fight prostate and testicular cancer, and mental illness.

Razor Technologies' 'Stache Bash is Thursday. The special guest is Seth Joyner.

Gagne says it's a great time, but it's also very personal for him, remembering his father.

"I was 26 when he passed away from prostate cancer," Gagne said.

His dad was a gunner's mate in the Navy, then a machinist, and always a hard-worker.

"When you support a cause like this, especially if you have a personal experience, it's the hardest part, but it's the best part, is being able to share that experience," Gagne said.

Sharing those experiences and breaking the silence with silly staches is how the Movember Foundation has sparked an international movement to help stop men from dying too young.

The 'Stache Bash is this Thursday at the Great American Pub from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It's a $40 donation.

There will be a silent auction, games, prizes, food and drink.

All proceeds go to the Movember Foundation.

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