Here’s an recent FaceTime conversation I had with my 10-year-old niece in Rhode Island:
Me: Hey, Kiddo! How’s it goin?
Niece: What happened to your face?
Me: It’s my ‘stache for Movember. You like it?
Niece: No. It looks like you have chocolate cake all over your face.
Me: Yeah, but it’s for a good cause. (I go on to explain Movember to her)
Niece: Why not just make a donation and shave the moustache?
Based on feedback from her and my wife, I have decided to go with the Easy-Rider moustache. According to my niece, it makes me look like I can ride a motorcycle. Which apparently is a super cool thing.
For more information about raising awareness of men’s health issues, check out my post on Movember and becoming a member. And please consider donating to this cause.
Here are two more Movember posts you might enjoy reading: Why More Men Are Dying From Skin Cancer and The Truth About Men and Dandruff.
It’s Movember, the month when 1000’s of men across America will put down their razors and grow a moustache. Why? Because it’s a sign of solidarity in an effort to educate men on health issues, particularly testicular and prostrate cancers. Through their actions, words, a little help from testosterone, these men will spread awareness of health issues affecting men today.
Known as “Mo Bros,” these men will either go it alone, form teams, or partner with their “Mo Sistas,” women in support of the cause. (Don’t worry, the gals don’t need to grow a moustache.)
Want to join? Visit http://us.movember.com/ and register. Then explore ways you can participate — donate, host an event, attend a gala event, blog about it, tweet about it @movember and use the hash tag #movember, get in the press — whatever you can do.
And please consider helping me by donating to this cause.