Friday, April 11, 2014

11th Annual Milwaukee Oyster Roast Supports Movember

There are many reactions to losing a loved one, especially from a deadly disease, and one of them is to fight back. Those affected want to find a way to stop it from happening to other people's loved ones so they don't have to have the same experience. This fight can follow many usual ways form walks and rides to raffles and other standard fundraising fare. These are all tried and true methods and as is often sad, there's no reason to reinvent the wheel, however. Sometimes, just sometimes, people are inspired to follow their own path and out of that a unique and rare opportunity presents itself to all of us to get involved in other ways. That is one of the goals of GMM, to inspire fun and funky events geared towards an audience of men, and we love promoting when others step up and do just that. So we are happy to tell you about a great way to support men's health in Milwaukee in two weeks.


On Saturday, April 26, the 11th Annual Milwaukee Oyster Roast, one of the more unique events you'll attend this year, will be held at the Horny Goat HideawayAll Proceeds from the 2014 Roast will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyThis Time Tomorrow Foundation, and one of our favorite organizations, Movember


So what's the deal with an Oyster Roast in Milwaukee? They are popular in the "low country," but how'd we get on here? One of the organizers lost a father to Leukemia and was inspired to start up this fundraiser to help the fight against Leukemia and other diseases.

The evening features all-you-can-eat, steamed South Carolina oysters alongside a mouthwatering mix of creole and low-country comfort foods.  They ship 50 bushels of "cluster" oysters up from Bowens Island, South Carolina, home of one of the most renowned oyster shacks in the U.S. and if oysters aren;t your cup of tea, they have other creola and low-country foods provided by Milwaukee’s own Maxie’s Southern Comfort as well as and food and beverage samples from other local vendors.  

Attendees can help the cause by bidding on the silent auction, raffle and more! Dress is casual. Stick around for live music, drinks and dancing!  

Sounds like a fun time for great cause, the perfect Greater Milwaukee Man's event, so head on over to the website for more information and to register.