Posted by Dustin on November 11, 2010 at 06:22 PM CST
Here's a special request from a 3D Story Artist on The Clone Wars at Lucasfilm Animation.

"Myself along with several other Lucasfilm Animation employees are competing in a friendly mustache growing competition against some of the Skywalker Sound employees.

Why you ask?

We're doing this to help support a great charity event called Mustaches VS Cancer and although this is not a Lucasfilm fundraiser I'm curious if you guys can help get the word out?

The Mustaches VS Cancer is a two month mustache-a-thon where each participant brings in donations to help fight cancer!

Any support that the fan community can show either by donating or by joining the cause and growing some Rebel-Staches would be awesome!

Please let me know if you can help or have any questions.

May the Force be with you!"


Lucasfilm Animation Team Name: Landos Disciples

Lucasfilm Animation Team Link: http://www.mustachesvscancer.org/team/5

Here's the site info and a little info about the organization: http://www.mustachesvscancer.org/about

Kids Can't Grow Mustaches and They Shouldn't Have Cancer Either

We all know that a mustache is the gift that keeps on giving, by creating a more dignified and aesthetically appealing population. But now that killer 'stache can do even more; it can help fight a killer. Who ever thought that your mustache, or if you are among the genetically whisker-challenged, your efforts in the field of mustachery could help kids with cancer? Well, now it can. Mustaches vs. Cancer is a two month mustache-a-thon where each participant solicits donations on behalf of their beautifully bristled upper-lip, in the end donating all the earnings to the pediatric department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Since 2008, just two short years, the noble faces of Mustaches vs. Cancer have raised over $75,000 to directly benefit pediatric cancer care and research!

As one of the nation's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between its physicians and scientists is one of the Center's unique strengths. Such collaborations enable MSKCC to provide patients with the best care available today as they work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future.

The idea behind Mustaches vs. Cancer is to have an event in which many people can participate with a minimal amount of commitment (a mustache in no way hinders your daily life, it can only enhance it). Essentially all anyone needs to do is grow a mustache and take a picture of it every week (or everyday if you're really enthusiastic) and upload it on our web site to track your progress and your Magnum P.I. likeness. All the donors need to do, is pick their favorite mustachioed face(s) via our web site, and sponsor their efforts. So, if you can convince one of your nearly-facial-hairless friends to get started, you can make sure that the seven surprisingly colored hairs on his upper lip grow to a surprisingly disgusting length by donating to their efforts and encouraging them to keep going. What happens if they shave even though their bringing in money? They will no longer have any friends, family, or pets that like them. Because that's just crazy.

Now, for those of you who know you can grow some glorious handlebars but think this just might throw a wrench in your plans of hittin' the clubs this weekend since it's no longer 1977, or might get you some trying-to-be-cleverly-sarcastic remarks from peers, co-workers, supervisors, significant others, etc who disapprove. You can simply hand them your Mustaches vs. Cancer card (which is printable from the website and contains all the info they need to sponsor you) and explain that if they are hating on your mustache, they're hating on kids with cancer, and that's just not right. Then inform them that they can redeem themselves by sponsoring you and helping the cause.

What's the incentive for getting involved? You mean other than helping the aforementioned cause of course, right? Right!? Well, there is one more incentive. The individual that is able to bring in the most donations will be immortalized in the form of a bobble head doll bearing their mustachioed likeness. So, all subsequent generations can see what perfection looks like, not unlike Michelangelo's "David", actually a lot like it if the winner's name is David. Yeah, you can say it. Sweeeeet! So, get involved anyway you want; this will be too much fun and probably a little too silly for anyone to not get involved.

Mustaches vs. Cancer is benefiting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Use of the MSKCC name is by permission, and does not constitute endorsement of any product or service, nor is MSKCC responsible or liable for any aspect of the event.


UPDATE: I knew it wouldn't be long before Skywalker Sound chimed in with their team info!

"Skywalker Sound Team Name: "Sound People... or Worse"

Skywalker Sound Team Link: http://www.mustachesvscancer.org/team/12

The Skywalker Sound team is called "Sound People... or Worse" (our name is based on a sound crew shirt from the original Star Wars). For the record, this is the second year that Skysound employees have participated in this competition. Animation joined up this year for some friendly intercompany rivalry. A trophy will go to the winning Lucasfilm team. Let the best team win."
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