Massachusetts father raises awareness for men’s health, grows mustache

At Dorchester Brewing Company, male employees have been going through something of a style makeover,…

At Dorchester Brewing Company, male employees have been going through something of a style makeover, growing mustaches.Head brewer Andrew Johnson said they’re having fun with it.“We have a bunch of people sporting weird mustaches,” Johnson said. “We’ve just gone all out.”It’s in support of brewery co-founder Holly Irgens, her husband Mike and the Movember Foundation, a charity focused on men’s health.Mike Irgens was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 31. The Irgens had just welcomed their second child.”You sort of go to the worst place, even if you don’t want to,” Irgens said. “Just sort of thinking through like, ‘What would happen if something happened to me? What would happen to my kids? What would happen to Holly?’”The cancer was caught at an appointment that Ingrens went to at the encouragement of his wife.”I don’t think he had gone to the doctor for a few years before then and thank God I was like, ‘I’m not having any more kids. You’re having a vasectomy,’” Holly Ingrens said. “Otherwise, I don’t know if he would have gone.”That was 8 years ago and the impetus for Mike Ingrens to become active with the Movember Foundation.He now grows a mustache every November and raises money for the global charity which focuses on different cancers and mental health.Along with growing mustaches in solidarity, the team at Dorchester Brewing is also selling a charity beer for the cause, the Belgian MoBro.”Belgian beers in general are very yeast forward, bright, sparkly,” Johnson said. “It’s good, it’s easy drinking.”Ingren’s annual mustache has helped him raise more than $80,0000 for men’s health, but he said the razor does come out as soon as December hits.”Once the end of the month comes, Holly wants me to shave it immediately,” Ingrens said.Dorchester Brewing Company is hosting a trivia night on Nov. 30 to benefit the Movember Foundation.Find more information here.

At Dorchester Brewing Company, male employees have been going through something of a style makeover, growing mustaches.

Head brewer Andrew Johnson said they’re having fun with it.

“We have a bunch of people sporting weird mustaches,” Johnson said. “We’ve just gone all out.”

It’s in support of brewery co-founder Holly Irgens, her husband Mike and the Movember Foundation, a charity focused on men’s health.

Mike Irgens was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 31. The Irgens had just welcomed their second child.

“You sort of go to the worst place, even if you don’t want to,” Irgens said. “Just sort of thinking through like, ‘What would happen if something happened to me? What would happen to my kids? What would happen to Holly?’”

The cancer was caught at an appointment that Ingrens went to at the encouragement of his wife.

“I don’t think he had gone to the doctor for a few years before then and thank God I was like, ‘I’m not having any more kids. You’re having a vasectomy,’” Holly Ingrens said. “Otherwise, I don’t know if he would have gone.”

That was 8 years ago and the impetus for Mike Ingrens to become active with the Movember Foundation.

He now grows a mustache every November and raises money for the global charity which focuses on different cancers and mental health.

Along with growing mustaches in solidarity, the team at Dorchester Brewing is also selling a charity beer for the cause, the Belgian MoBro.

“Belgian beers in general are very yeast forward, bright, sparkly,” Johnson said. “It’s good, it’s easy drinking.”

Ingren’s annual mustache has helped him raise more than $80,0000 for men’s health, but he said the razor does come out as soon as December hits.

“Once the end of the month comes, Holly wants me to shave it immediately,” Ingrens said.

Dorchester Brewing Company is hosting a trivia night on Nov. 30 to benefit the Movember Foundation.

Find more information here.

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