Saturday, November 13, 2010

Donate Money to My Mustache and Support Men's Cancer Research!

It's MOVEMBER! Much to the chagrin of my wife, I have been growing a mustache for charity since November 1. It's been a lonely ride, but thankfully 15 other
guys at my school are doing the same thing. We're formally participating in Movember, an international fundraising effort that supports Lance Armstrong's Livestrong, and the Prostrate Cancer Foundation. I'll let their web site do the talking...

"Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about men’s health. Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement."

You, YES YOU, can support my stash and the South Medford High School "Mo Panther" mustache team by donating to our efforts. You can easily donate electronically by clicking on the following link (you'll even get an electronic tax receipt):

http://us.movember.com/donate/your-details/team_id/99386/

As a special bonus, I promise to send pictures of my stash to anyone who donates! I need your support!

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