Growin’ a Mo to raise awareness

November 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm 1 comment

The Movember Foundation is a charitable organization that began in Australia in 2004 and has since gone worldwide.  The primary focus is to create funds for cancer research with a focus on prostate and testicular cancer.
Participants do this by shaving their face clean on the last day of November and then grow a Mo’ (i.e. mustache) over the month of November.  I did this last year and it was pretty fun, if not slightly itchy.  Once again, I am asking for your help.
In the short time of its existence the Movember Foundation has raised over $29 million dollars in order to help find treatments for victims of cancer.
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!  Last year, my former house mate, Mary Ellen, graciously donated a crazy amount of money to make sure I grew a handlebar mo’ … the result was truly frightening.
I also set 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.  Some of us may be experiencing this now.  I, myself, had a pretty good scare earlier in the year.
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 #11554)

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  November 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Awesome! Thank you for doing this.

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