have you heard of it?
November is a special month of awareness for men's cancer, specifically Prostate Cancer... and to support and increase conversation, men all over are growing the MUSTACHE!! not a goatee, no attaching beards... just the 'stash'... in all it's glory... (as creepy, as it may seem!!) and a bit, may i submit...un-kissable! there you have it.
my husband is a man capable of hearty facial hairgrowth, although i am NOT a fan of facial hair, and thus- he is pretty willing to stick w/ the clean shaven look pretty much everyday (in addition to the clean shaven head, which is quite a commitment!) I really think he has been secretly looking forward to the excuse that Movember brings! although, i will tell you that as his Mustache has come in, it's drawn a lot of laughs, some criticism and above all, has accomplished the goal of creating a conversation about Men's Heath...with those we know and don't know alike! admitedly, it's tough to take the guy seriously!
don' t you just love it...? Eric has a page over at the Movember site, and there you can pledge/or donate a few bucks to the cause... this is the email that he sent out to friends, and i wanted to extend the invitation to you guys! i figure you guys know Eric pretty well! he's donated lots of time helping me with webshows, filming videos and other noble endeavors! this is a great way to show some appreciation! even just $10 would be fantastic!
Hi family and friends,
For the last 20 days I have been working on something pretty cool (some say its a caterpillar, a skank stasche, a bro stache, hairy lip, slc motorcycle cop, mo) call it what you want but it is finally good enough to actually take a photo and have it look good (depending on who you ask). In any event, I have not wanted to send this email out until there was sufficient growth and commitment on my part... now that it is at that point, please read the following 'canned' email and follow the link to donate to a really good cause.
It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, which is dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health. I have joined the movement and will be donating my upper lip to the cause for 30 days. My moustache (Mo) will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancers affecting men.
Why am I so passionate about men’s health?
*1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
*A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes
*1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
*24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women
Please support my efforts by making a donation at http://www.movember.com/m/2426852.
You can even write a check payable to “Movember Foundation”, reference my name and Registration Number 2426852 and send it to: Movember Foundation, PO Box 2726, Venice, CA 90294-2726
We only have a month to grow Mo's and raise awareness and funds, so please come along for the ride.
Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and their men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, Movember is funding world class awareness, research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.
For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please click on the links below:
Prostate Cancer Foundation research
Global Action Plan
Thank you for donating at http://www.movember.com/m/2426852 and for helping me change the face of men's health. Go the Mo!
Movember is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity, donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
of course... we love the men in our lives! dads, fathers, sons, brothers... this is an amazing cause, and one that deserves attention and support. i am asking for your support, and donations on his behalf, but really on behalf of the effort to fight these cancers... please take a minute, and give a little! every little bit helps! thank you so much!... i know that there are many worthy causes which to donate. i truly believe this is one of them.
here's to all the mustaches out there this month!