Movember Journal 2014: Day 21 – #MoChaKaTO Recap

MoChaKaTO Feature 1Well, it happened… for the 5th year in a row our friends came out in support of a great cause, had a bunch of fun, and wowed me.

Last night’s Movember Challenge Karaoke event was always supposed to be smaller than last year, it had to be – the minute 2013’s event ended we all knew that it had reached a peak for size and participation and $$$. And I think that’s what makes last night so special to me. Because while my realistic expectations had been lowered, and I had told myself that half of what we raised last year would make me happy… something awesome happened.

Between donations to buy into the rotation, awesome challenges, banned songs, raffle tickets and our Tilt campaign (still open, make your donations if you’d like) we raised $1790 for Movember at #MoChaKaTO.

That $1790 brings our 5 year total to nearly $7300 and makes everyone involved (yup, I’m speaking for everyone) very proud.

Note: Check the bottom of the post for pics & the Jason Rolland singing Celine Dion video!

Here’s the part where I say my thank yous.

First, to my teammates Sean, Terri-Leigh, Mike and Michel – you’re all awesome! Thank you for being part of this thing with me again and I hope we’re all able to participate in 2015.

Next to Jason Rolland for hosting our karaoke fundraiser for the 5th year in a row and for being a good pal. And to Sean’s lovely wife Erin who has always helped us with raffle tickets, decorations and the general smooth running of #MoChaKaTO every year.

I also need to thank our raffle prize donors…
Moustache Growers Union Local 416647Dila
Terri-Leigh
Sean & Erin
Michel & momondays
Jay Chan
Jason Rolland
Huely Socks (congrats on the launch of Series 2)
burfurt Art
Woodbine Racetrack
Mazz Salon (5 year sponsor!)
I’m sure I’m forgetting someone and I’m sorry!!!

OH WAIT!!! The Marquis of Granby, our venue hosts for 2014, have donated a bar style, Guinness branded, Foosball table and we will be auctioning that bad boy off on Twitter next week. Keep your eyes on the #MoChaKaTO hashtag for details and bids. The winning bid can make their payment to our Tilt campaign and will be able to either pick the table up themselves or (in the GTA) have Jason Rolland deliver it to you because he’s an awesome guy.

Movember 416647 2014And lastly, I need to thank everyone who came out last night and supported us + everyone who donated to the Tilt campaign + everyone who tweeted best wishes to us + everyone who posted photos and videos and the people who liked them and really I just want to thank everyone!

It is incredibly humbling to be part of something that does good for other people with the help of amazing people that I’m lucky enough to know – and to think that this is the 5th year we’ve pulled this thing off, with an awesome collection of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, makes me very, very happy.

If you’ve got a few minutes take a look at Twitter and Instagram to see how #MoChaKaTO looked and please, if you can, make a donation to Movember and help us change the face of men’s health: moteam.co/moustache-growers-union-local-416647

Thank you to everyone one more time. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Be awesome!

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Movember Journal 2014: Day 21 – #MoChaKaTO Recap

MoChaKaTO Feature 1Well, it happened… for the 5th year in a row our friends came out in support of a great cause, had a bunch of fun, and wowed me.

Last night’s Movember Challenge Karaoke event was always supposed to be smaller than last year, it had to be – the minute 2013’s event ended we all knew that it had reached a peak for size and participation and $$$. And I think that’s what makes last night so special to me. Because while my realistic expectations had been lowered, and I had told myself that half of what we raised last year would make me happy… something awesome happened.

Between donations to buy into the rotation, awesome challenges, banned songs, raffle tickets and our Tilt campaign (still open, make your donations if you’d like) we raised $1790 for Movember at #MoChaKaTO.

That $1790 brings our 5 year total to nearly $7300 and makes everyone involved (yup, I’m speaking for everyone) very proud.

Note: Check the bottom of the post for pics & the Jason Rolland singing Celine Dion video!

Here’s the part where I say my thank yous.

First, to my teammates Sean, Terri-Leigh, Mike and Michel – you’re all awesome! Thank you for being part of this thing with me again and I hope we’re all able to participate in 2015.

Next to Jason Rolland for hosting our karaoke fundraiser for the 5th year in a row and for being a good pal. And to Sean’s lovely wife Erin who has always helped us with raffle tickets, decorations and the general smooth running of #MoChaKaTO every year.

I also need to thank our raffle prize donors…
Moustache Growers Union Local 416647Dila
Terri-Leigh
Sean & Erin
Michel & momondays
Jay Chan
Jason Rolland
Huely Socks (congrats on the launch of Series 2)
burfurt Art
Woodbine Racetrack
Mazz Salon (5 year sponsor!)
I’m sure I’m forgetting someone and I’m sorry!!!

OH WAIT!!! The Marquis of Granby, our venue hosts for 2014, have donated a bar style, Guinness branded, Foosball table and we will be auctioning that bad boy off on Twitter next week. Keep your eyes on the #MoChaKaTO hashtag for details and bids. The winning bid can make their payment to our Tilt campaign and will be able to either pick the table up themselves or (in the GTA) have Jason Rolland deliver it to you because he’s an awesome guy.

Movember 416647 2014And lastly, I need to thank everyone who came out last night and supported us + everyone who donated to the Tilt campaign + everyone who tweeted best wishes to us + everyone who posted photos and videos and the people who liked them and really I just want to thank everyone!

It is incredibly humbling to be part of something that does good for other people with the help of amazing people that I’m lucky enough to know – and to think that this is the 5th year we’ve pulled this thing off, with an awesome collection of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, makes me very, very happy.

If you’ve got a few minutes take a look at Twitter and Instagram to see how #MoChaKaTO looked and please, if you can, make a donation to Movember and help us change the face of men’s health: moteam.co/moustache-growers-union-local-416647

Thank you to everyone one more time. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Be awesome!

A photo posted by the2scoops (@the2scoops) on

A photo posted by the2scoops (@the2scoops) on

A photo posted by Rachel MacKz (@rachelmackz) on

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