November 21, 2011 Brandscaping

Movember – Not Just Lip Service

The 'stache is back!

To start, I need to apologize to my wife.  Despite having a moustache when we first met (me, not her) she still managed to get past the revulsion of my hairy appendage and eventually (in a moment of weakness) agreed to marry me.  That being said, let’s just say November is not her favourite month thanks to Movember.

Movember, the international month of the moustache (of if you prefer, mustache), was created in Australia (but an “Australian moustache” is a different hairy beast…) to create awareness and raise funds in support prostate health.  MoBros and MoSistas around the world have raised over $176 million since 2004. Last year in Canada, over $22.3 million was raised and directed to programs in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship, and research.  Now that I’m 40 (sorry Mom), it’s become rather important.  I’d hate to think that 40 is middle-aged since  I plan on living well into triple digits, and unless Apple starts a personal augmentation product (PAPs for men and women!), I’ll need to take care of the parts I was born with.

Last year I participated in the Movember follicle challenge (growing hair on my face is something I’ve been able to do for quite some time), but that’s all I did.  I grew hair. I didn’t shave.  Since I’m a fulltime freelancer, suffice to say it wasn’t a huge inconvenience for me.  This year, I’d like to contribute a bit more and that’s where you come in.  If you click right here, you can donate a dollar to support my fuzzy lip.  Technically, you’re supporting a darker part of me, too – but try not to think about that.

The drawbacks of sporting a moustache:

  • Being called “Officer” all the time
  • Constant offers to star in “All Male Cast” movies
  • Parents instinctively shielding their children from you
  • Looks of utter disgust from the ones who normally love you
  • Coffee tastes funny when strained through a ‘stache
  • Special bonus for those over 35 – Salt ‘n Pepper.

This year I’m asking my friends and family to donate one dollar. A loonie. A buck. You can donate more if you’d like, but I’ve tried to make the process as easy as possible for you.  Click the button, enter your info, and then feel warm inside for helping make a difference. Or be happy that you (or your man) don’t have to rock the ‘stache since I’m doing it for you. Live vicariously through my hairy lip.

Please Donate a Dollar

If you aren’t able to donate, please share this message with your friends/family to help support the cause.  Help create an awareness about Men’s Health concerns, and maybe you’ll help save a life. Hopefully it’s mine!

Thank you

Thanks for reading this, thanks for sharing it, thanks for laughing at my ‘stache, thanks for the condolences for Barb, but most of all – thanks for digging into your pocket and donating.  It’s very much appreciated.  From the bottom of my heart, as well as a much lower spot of my anatomy.

(If you prefer to use the official Movember donation page, please go right ahead.  You can click here to be taken to my profile page)

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