Growing a Mo and you get to choose!

October 16, 2008 at 6:56 pm 3 comments

Haven’t you also wondered what I would look like with an early 1900s mustache complete with connecting muttonchops?
How would you like to see me grow a tex-mex so hairy that little children fear there is a caterpillar on my lip?
The Movember Foundation is a charitable organization that began in Australia in 2004.  Its primary focus was to create funds for cancer research with a focus on prostate cander.  Over the past four years, the novelty has spread to England, Ireland, Spain, Canada and into the good ol’ U.S. of A.  In just a short time, the Movember Foundation has raised over $29 million dollars in order to help find treatments for victims of prostate cancer.
All this money just by growing mustaches!
I am asking for your help as join the cause and risk strange looks in public, potentially painful ingrown nose hairs and possibly even rejection from my spouse and children as I try to smooch them with a lip-rug.  Please consider donating whatever you can (yes, it is tax deductable). 
As an added incentive, whoever is the most charitable (i.e. sponsors the most amount of money), I will let him/her/them pick the style of mustache I grow over the month!  That public humiliation thing could be a distinct possibility now.
During the month, I will also be setting up a day-by-day photo diary so that we can all share a little laugh as I grow my Mo from a strange straggle of stubble into the marvelous glory that is a mustache.
Many of us already know what it is like to have lost a loved one to cancer.  I ask you to think of those who battle this illness, lost or survived their fights and please help me in fighting by donating whatever you can give.
Tyler Rousseau (registration #1335611)

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  • 1. Marie L. Radford  |  October 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Ty, I don’t know if you are watching the new American version of “Life on Mars,” set in the 1970s. Michael Imperioli (who formerly played Christopher Moltisante on the Sopranos)is sporting a wild ’70s style handlebar mustache (complete with side burns) which you should definitely check out!

  • 2. Peter Bromberg  |  October 20, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Great photos Ty. I just made my donation. Promise me one thing: Don’t let the mustache change you…

  • 3. Tyler Rousseau  |  October 20, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Alright, alright people, I’ve officially hit the top 10 donations in the United States! Because of everyone’s support, I have excceeded far beyond my monetary goal and am now a donating force to be reckoned with. Now the goal is to get into the top 5. Please, anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated (especially in this day and age).

    At the moment, my friend and former-housemate, MaryEllen is in the lead… voting for the handlebar mustache!

    And it just occured to me that I am going to be doing quite a few presentations over the month of November and will have to explain this charity quite a few times. lol

    Thanks so much to everyone who is taking up the cause and supporting me! As promised, I’ve set up a photoblog and will be posting my progress in just a couple days.


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