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[@]dereksemmler.com

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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Nick@romandock dot com November 5, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Hmmm, some whiskey and a 125×125 on this site? I think I’ll have to get involved in this! Unfortunatly, my participation will be solely monitary as I could do a goatee but my facial hair won’t allow a moustache.

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Andrea November 6, 2008 at 8:45 am

correct me if i am wrong but doesnt having a goatee involve having a moustache too? You cant get out of this one, nick! :p

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derek November 6, 2008 at 10:58 am

Lol, I was thinking the same thing but figured that I would let Nick slide on that one.

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Nick@romandock dot com November 6, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Ok, well, whatever you call a bit of hair on the chin then 😛
Here, I did some research on it: Chin whiskers I guess it’s called.
Nicks last blog post..Nebraska’s Safe Haven Law

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Andrea November 6, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Neat, i never knew you were a poet!

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Nick November 6, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Lol, neither did I…I generally sport a clean shaven look though.

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Ling@Uptake November 5, 2008 at 11:32 pm

Good cause all right. I’ll do what I can, since this is a good thing you’re doing, but its still wacky. 🙂

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derek November 6, 2008 at 10:59 am

It is kind of wacky, but I think that is part of what helps bring awareness to it.

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Nicole Price November 6, 2008 at 8:59 am

Thank God that you exempted us from growing the mo! We have just come out of a month of Pink for cancer of the breast. So, despite my sympathy for the cause, I have to regrettably say, I pass.

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derek November 6, 2008 at 10:59 am

No worries, completely understood.

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Beth Pallet November 6, 2008 at 10:25 am

This sounds wicked.. I obviously can’t grow one (I hope) but will tell my male friends about it!

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derek November 6, 2008 at 11:00 am

It would be much appreciated for you to help spread the word by telling people about this initiative and asking them to get involved any way possible.

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Andrea November 6, 2008 at 10:47 am

I know what else i can do, i can wear one of them obviously fake moustaches and when people ask wtf I am doing, i will inform them of my awareness! whatcha think? 😀

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derek November 6, 2008 at 11:01 am

Actually, there is an entire competition on their site for Mo Sistas to submit pictures of themselves sportin’ a Mo. Start rockin’ that fake Mo!

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Andrea November 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Splendid! I will get right on it!

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hearingaids November 6, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Lol @ Good cause all right. I’ll do what I can, since this is a good thing you’re doing, but its still wacky. 🙂

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Suburban Oblivion November 6, 2008 at 5:58 pm

You may have just inspired a blog post on this..Let me see what I can arrange 😉

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derek November 10, 2008 at 10:06 am

I appreciate you writing about it and jumping in there with your own Mo, lol!

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Justin@Airsoft Guns November 7, 2008 at 5:49 am

Cancer is a horrible thing, and it affects millions of people around the world. The day is coming when that disease will be cured, and it will simply be a memory for most of us and a rare occurence for others. Unlike most things, I really cannot wait for this.

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Andrea November 10, 2008 at 8:29 am

So I am wondering what style of Mo you chose, derek. When are we gonna see picts of it too? 😀

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derek November 10, 2008 at 10:10 am

I’m still undecided…leaning towards the FTE, trucker-style ‘stache.

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