November 1, 2010

Movember Is On

Growing a 'stache for an important cause.

November marks the beginning of a fundraising effort in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom and Ireland.

The concept is simple.
The results can be life changing.


One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is up to us – not some mystical group called ‘them’ - to lower that through education, prevention and research.

Here's more from the official Movember site.
The Movember Foundation is a non-profit organization that runs the global men's health initiative, Movember.

Each year, Movember, the month formerly known as November, is responsible for the sprouting of thousands of Mo’s (Australian slang for moustache, where the movement began) on men’s faces around the world, raising vital awareness and funds for men’s health - specifically prostate cancer.

Men who grow moustaches for the month of Movember, called Mo Bros, become walking, talking billboards for the cause, raising awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by getting friends and family to donate to their Mo-growing efforts. The rules are simple; register online at Movember.com and start the month of Movember clean-shaven, then grow a moustache for 30 days.

Last year, 255,722 men and women across the globe raised $42 million (CAD) - all through the power of the Mo.

The money raised as a result of Movember is channeled by our beneficiary partners into a number of world class and innovative research, support, education, and awareness initiatives.
This is something that touches all of us and my tiny part is to grow facial hair for the next thirty days. I think I can handle it.

So I will be among the thousands growing a moustache to raise money and awareness for the cause. Tom Selleck is safe but in a former life I actually had one for real!

The MovemberYow team includes captain Allan Isfan along with Bill Love, Ash Soomro, Claudia Petrilli, Harry Sharma, Krunal Sagan, Rebecca Happy, Hedrick Pape,
Rob Moore, Mark Saunders, Rolly Renaud and me.

If you would like to donate to my whisker grow, feel free to click here. Every dime goes directly Prostate Cancer Canada. Or pick someone else or start a team or donate directly. Thanks!

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