Thursday, November 1, 2012

Move Over, October! It's MOVEMBER!

Happy first day of November! Hope the month is off to a great start for everyone. Well, at least better than mine. This morning I was twenty minutes late to work, jammed up the plotter so thoroughly a repairman had to come, and had my credit card info stolen, all before noon.

So today is a day in which I am counting (and recounting) my blessings in an effort to keep myself from throwing in the towel and going back to bed. First and foremost,  I am thankful for my health, and the health of my loved ones. Did you know that 1 in 3 men and 1 in 2 women have cancer? That is a terrifying figure. Now that the pink confetti has settled from Breast Cancer Awareness month, let's talk about Movember, or Moustache November. It's time to focus on men's health!

Do you remember my cousin George? No? Well, let me tell you about him again. An avid fan of Bruins hockey and graphic design, George is currently living the dream in Salt Lake City, drinking locally-brewed coffee and toiling in a super rad letterpress shop. He likes wearing Bean boots, Instagraming pictures of the shop dog, and using his carefully coiffed facial hair to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer research. A cool cat, that George. 

Photo pilfered from GQ Facebook

For the last two years, he’s raised over $1,000 each year to this end. Can he go bigger?  It’s my mission this month to help George exceed his goal. I’ll be the first to admit I dropped the ball last year. I one hundred percent let November roll right on by with nary a word about it. But not this year, my friends. This year I’m doing it right. Every Thursday until December, I will be posting something Movember-inspired to keep us motivated to spread the word. So will you join us? Help a Mo Bro out!

I don’t ask for much my dear readers, but I’m asking for this: pitch in the price of a latte or two, tweet his Movember page, or just educate yourself about the facts of the matter.  Ladies, let's do this for our guy besties. Our besties with testes.

I'm sorry but I had to. It was right there.

Until next Thursday then! If you need me in the meantime, I'll be over here working on my beard.

Whoa. This is going to get interesting....


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