Welcome to Microvember!

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As you know, we’re very excited to have the Microsoft Surface 2 and Pro 2 on board as a Presenting Sponsor at Dad 2.014.

As you may also know, during all three years of our existence, the Dad 2.0 Summit has staunchly supported Movember, when men around the world grow mustaches and raise money to fund research into men’s cancers.

What do these two facts have in common? You’re about to find out.

As we gear up to nurse our Halloween hangovers and start growing mos on Friday, November 1, we’re working with Life Of Dad, the NYC Dads Group, the National At-Home Dad Network, and others to create a mega-team of dads and/or bloggers we can. We’ve got 42 members so far, and we’re bracing for a bunch more over the next day and half; partially because parents’ busy lives often relegate sign-ups like this to the last minute, and partially because this year, Microsoft has very graciously offered to sweeten the deal.

Microsoft wants 2013 to be our biggest fundraising year ever. So, thanks to our new best friends from Redmond, the top three fundraisers on the Dads/Bloggers team will each win a ticket to the 2014 Dad 2.0 Summit in New Orleans, and the top fundraiser will win a brand-spanking-new Surface 2 device!

But wait! There’s more.

Microsoft also knows that there’s more to Movember than just fundraising and building awareness about men’s health. It’s also about style. If you’re not able to raise a heap of funds, but your facial follicles make Ron Burgundy look like a hobo, there’s room for you, too. Thanks to Microsoft, the Most Stylish Mustache (as chosen by a crack committee of mustachionados) will also receive a Surface 2, and both he and his runner-up will also win a free ticket to Dad 2.N0LA.

Are we kidding you? We are not. Two Surface 2’s, five Dad 2.0 tickets, and a wave of appreciation from one of the biggest and most influential names in modern computing. This is a big deal, and we want you to be part of it.

So if you’ve been on the fence about committing your philtrum to philanthropy, get crackin’ son! Get on your bike, pedal over to our team page, and sign up!

This is a unique chance for men all over the U.S. to show that we care about diseases from which only we suffer, and show it in a way only we can muster.

If you’ve joined up already, thank you. And huge thanks to Microsoft, for supporting us dads so profoundly.