Friday, November 13, 2009

It's Movember

Movember, that time of year when the days grow shorter, the weather grows colder and the family gathers today for the holidays.  Of course in my family the kids are looking at me and laughing, and I am getting 'that' look from Gretchen my wife.

Yes I am growing in a mustache in an effort to change the face of men's health.  To quote my team lead (I am a part of Team Fat Cyclist).

"Movember is the month formerly known as November. During this month, men — manly men — grow mos as a way to call attention to themselves (hey, I’m just being honest here). 
Then, when people ask you “Why are you growing a moustache?” — and they will ask you this question — you tell them about the cancers affecting men, and ask them to donate to your Mo donation page (the money will be channeled to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and to LiveStrong). 
So really, a mo is kinda like wearing a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness. But a lot more personal. And harder to remove. And it’s displayed a lot higher."
-The Fat Cyclist (Elden Nelson)

If you are interested in supporting me and helping to raise money for men's health issues, please visit my mo page and donate.

If not me, please visit another great team, the Eclipse Momitters.

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