This November, or shall we say “Movember” a few of us guys in the office have decided to donate our face, and dignity to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. If you haven’t heard of Movember before, the premise is pretty simple, you basically have to grow a mustache for the entire month of November, while looking for sponsors to donate to your ridiculous growth.
As a thirty year old – OK, thirty two, but like that matters, I’ve never really grown any facial hair before. Of course, I tried when I was like 16, but nothing ever came of it, aside from 12 gross and patchy hairs. I’m not the hairiest guy by any means, so when I was approached to do Movember, I took it as a challenge. Can I even grow a mustache? Will I look like a 13 year old with a dirt ‘stache? Will it look ridiculous? And the answer is…YES, all of the above. We’re now half way through the month and I’m not gonna lie…it’s both awesome and brutal at the same time. I can’t quite figure out though, if the ‘stache has turned me into a bad ass or a cowboy…not sure yet.
With Prostate Cancer now affecting 1 in 7 men, it’s something that is pretty staggering, yet not really talked about. It’s awesome that our team has been able to raise some good money and hopefully some awareness about this growing epidemic. Even though I can hardly look anyone in the eyes, and feel like I look like an idiot with my gross stache, I know it’s all for a great cause.
If you want to check out my progress or give to this cause, I encourage you to check out my Movember page. (http://ca.movember.com/mospace/889216/) Even $5 goes a long way. I’ve set a personal goal of raising $2,000 for the charity and with 14 days left, I’m pretty close. I’ll keep you posted.