Two weeks ago, I began growing a mustache as part of Movember, an international fundraising effort to raise money for prostate cancer research.
My colleague at PR Works, Joe D’Eramo, joined me in this effort. The competition to grow a decent mustache is still very much in the air. You can see for yourself.
What’s becoming a closer battle is the fundraising. At this writing, I’m at $270 and Joe is $110 after a very slow start. At stake, besides raising money for a very good cause, is our unofficial bet that the loser must keep his mustache an additional month. That’s one neither one of us wants to lose.
- One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes.
- One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
- 24 percent of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women.
Would you like to join our mustache growing fundraiser? There’s still plenty of time. The Mo the merrier. You can register by going to Movember’s website. And if you’d like to follow our progress, feel free to visit PR Works’ blog or Facebook page. To make a donation under my name, please visit my Movember site; here is Joe’s.
If you’d like to find out more about the type of work you’d be helping to fund by supporting Movember, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website: http://us.movember.com/about. Movember is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity; donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts to change the face of men’s health.