November 6th, 2010 | events
I’m proud to announce that I’m taking part in Movember (Mo, slang for moustache, and November). Movember aims to raise awareness and funds for cancers that affect men. Like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.
It sounds silly but the impact is significant. What started as an idea over beers in Australia in 2003 has continued to grow year after year, expanding to the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland. In 2009, global participation climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising $42 Million US equivalent dollars. Funds raised through Movember’s US campaign benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
So I started the month clean-shaven and optimistic. No matter how much of a ‘stache I grow I would like to raise some money for this important cause. Please consider making a donation in any amount on my mospace page (yes, that what it’s really called) before the end of the month. Thanks!
You can follow along with my progress on Facebook.Tags: activism, cancer, charity, fundraising, movember