ShadZ (shadzane) wrote,

It's Movember!

Originally uploaded by featherdusting
So, lots of guys in my office are doing the Movember thing, so I joined in too. I already had a moustache, so I shaved it off to start over and see what I could I could grow in a month.

But now you are asking "Shad, what is Movember?" Well, here's a canned response:

I have decided to join a global movement that is bringing much needed attention to cancers that affect men.  I’m doing this by growing a Moustache this Movember, the month formerly known as November. My commitment is to grow a moustache all November and I am hoping that you will support my efforts by making a donation.  The funds raised go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG).

What many people don’t know is that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 18-35.  Facts like these have convinced me I should get involved. 

To make a donation, you can either:

•    Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account , or
•    Write a check payable to ‘Movember Foundation’, referencing my Registration Number 327082 and mailing it to: Movember Foundation, PO Box 2726, Venice, CA 90294-2726.

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

The Prostate Cancer Foundation will use the money raised by Movember to fund research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. 

The Lance Armstrong Foundation will use the money raised by Movember to fund:

•    The LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance program which has the goal of improving survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer between the ages of 15 and 40.
•    Research initiatives to further understand the biology of adolescent and young adult cancers.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please go to

Thank you
If you want to see me without my 'stache, I have put a picture on my Movember page.  Check it out, and follow my progress thru the month...

Tomorrow's wallpaper
Tags: eggs, flickr, moustaches, movember, wallpaper
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