For the past month and a half I grew out some facial hair to rock a fairly authentic Captain Jack Sparrow for Halloween. Then, on November 1st, I shaved it all off.
Now I’m starting the process all over again, but this time it’s not just for me: I’m participating in Movember 2009, raising dollars and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer worldwide during the month of November. The Movember Foundation has raised millions for beneficiaries like the Prostate Cancer Foundation and The Lance Armstrong (LIVESTRONG) Foundation.
Men all over the world will be growing mustaches for the entire month of November, as a visual reminder of these important issues for men:
- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men 18-35.
You can stay posted on my progress through my Movember “MoSpace” page. While you’re there, please consider making a donation — of any size — towards men’s cancer research. While simply raising awareness is important, so is research. Times are tight for everyone, but do what you can.
If you’d like to participate by growing your own “mo,” you’re only a day behind — sign up now at Movember.com.