Grow The Mo :: Movember And Prostate Cancer

by derek on November 5, 2008 · 27 comments

Over at The Man Page, I announced that I am participating in Movember and will be rockin’ the Mo!

Haven’t heard of Movember?

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health issues. That’s right – grow and groom a ‘stache so you can mention the cause when people question why you have stepped back into the 80’s.

I’ve committed to growing the Mo and I have to say that my wife is not all that happy given that she despises facial hair, although she is supportive given that this is for a good cause. At this point, I am undecided on the style of Mo and am simply letting it all go until I close in on the right look.

Do you want to help?

As a Mo Bro, my responsibility is to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer – which currently affects one in six American men and claims the lives of more than 28,000 men annually. This post is serving as part of the awareness and I would also like to take a moment to ask for your financial support (any amount would be helpful, even $1.00).

To donate to my Mo and the Prostate Cancer Foundation you can either:

  • Donate online using your credit card or PayPal account, or
  • Write a check payable to the ‘Prostate Cancer Foundation’, referencing my Registration Number 1890151 and mailing it to:

    Prostate Cancer Foundation
    Attn: Movember
    1250 Fourth St
    Santa Monica, CA, 90401

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Strapped for cash?

With the current economy, I completely understand that not everyone will be able to donate but that doesn’t mean that you cannot be involved.

You can join me as a fellow Mo Bro or Mo Sista, as I have created a Mo Team named The Man Page Mo Brigade that you can join. For the guys, that means you too would be tasked with growing a Mo and trying to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Ladies, you’re exempt from growing the Mo but can still help spread the word and raise funds.

To join my Movember team, register online and follow the steps provided. You will need these details to complete your online registration:

  • Captain’s Registration Number: 1890151
  • Captain’s Email Address: me[@]

As I mentioned over at TMP, there will be a nice giveaway in the coming weeks as I have been communicating with a representative to land some nice prizes courtesy of Canadian Club whisky!

To sweeten the pot a little for readers of this blog, make a donation and I will display a 125×125 banner to advertise your site for the month of December. Simply leave me a comment here indicating that you made a donation and then send me your banner ad to be displayed.

Please take a moment to make a small donation, join my team, and help spread the word to your family and friends.

Thanks for your support!

Oh yeah, please feel free to share the style of Mo that you think I should rock!

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