Giving thanks should not be a once-a-year activity but it's good to be reminded how lucky we are. Not everyone is so lucky … 4,400 men die of prostate cancer in Canada each year and one in six men will be diagnosed during his lifetime. That's just crazy!
Grow a Mo for Movember and change the face of men's health …
What is Mo you ask?
"The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember. Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days."
Movember takes place across the world and has raised over $100 Million dollars so far and Canada was in third place overall in 2009 with $7.8M. Our goal for 200 is $10M and we need your help.
How can I help?
Glad you asked. Two simple ways you can help :
1) Join my MovemberYOW team and grow a mo
You'll be part of an amazing community with tons of events throughout the month of November such as the big Nov 1 shave off, the end of November Stache Bash and many more. Note that we've also challenged the team from Austin, Texas whose butt we're going to kick. It seems that Jacksonville, Florida has challenged us as well … we'll take them both on.
The more people I can get on board, the more lives we can impact. I am asking you to join my team and either grow a moustache as a Mo Bro, or join as a Mo Sista to help recruit other gentlemen.
To join my Movember team go to http://ca.movember.com/register/75362 and follow the steps.
Once registered you'll be sent all the information you need to raise funds and start growing as part of my Movember team.
Note: we are working very closely with the MovemberOttawa team and will be participating in all of their events. Our own focus will be to leverage the web as a way to complement what they are doing off-line.
2) Donate to prostate cancer
Go to http://ca.movember.com/mospace/515608/ and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account
or write a cheque payable to Prostate Cancer Canada, referencing my name or Registration Number 515608 and mailing it to:
Prostate Cancer Canada,
Suite 306 145 Front Street East
M5A 1E3, Canada.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Team Captain, MovemberYOW