Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Movember - Calling all Tableau Bros & Sistas

Tableau Brothers and Sisters,

The time as come for the Tableau family to come together, to unite behind a cause. That cause is the growing and worship of the mighty moustache. As our forefathers always knew, the moustache is the mark of a man. Today, it is a man’s ribbon, a symbol to spark conversation and help change the face of men's health.

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November.

Moustaches boost sex appeal by 136%
With the support of Mo Sistas, Mo Bros grow and groom a moustache over the 30 days of November to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's mental health problems.

I'm passionate about this cause because too many men are dying unnecessarily from testicular cancer, the most common cancer in young men. Current treatments for testicular cancer are pretty good, but pretty good is just not good enough.

I'm passionate about this cause because 1 in 4 adults in the United States will experience a mental health problem this year. Many men find the stigmas associated with mental health lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment, which often prevents them from seeking
"Hello? Does my mo look sexy?"
help and taking action. We must change this!

I'm passionate about this cause because in 2014, more than 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

I’m passionate about Movember because they are working tirelessly connecting and funding the best scientific and clinical minds in the world. They are working towards two urgent goals: to fast track a time when no man will die from prostate or testicular cancer, and to rid the world of discrimination against men and boys with mental health problems.

So where does the Tableau family come in? Well I want you, all of you, to sign up to Movember this year and for 30 days grow the best damn mo you can. I want everyone, whether they work with Tableau, for Tableau or play with Tableau to join the Tableau Mo Bros & Sistas Movember team, and raise as much cash as we can. 

I also call the Tableau cousins in Alteryx, Slalom, Interworks and The Information Lab to join Tableau employees, customers and fans in uniting to become the hairiest, coolest and down right sexiest BI and data visualisation folks out there.

It's going to be a hairy journey and I'm looking for friends to join me. I want YOU to join my Movember team and help change the face of men's health: 

If you are the US you can join the US Team here

If you are in UK then heres the UK Team

And you can also join the International Network here

Matt & Emily

Tableau Wannabe

Matt Francis

Author & Editor

Tableau Zen Master, Social Ambassador, Wrangler of Data, Vizzer of Data


  1. I cannot wait to grow my stache this year. Never done it before. Hope I can stick it out for the cause!

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