A Movember to Remember

Day 30 of my Movember mo-gress! This post is long overdue so my apologies for not getting it out sooner.

As most of you know I participated in another wonderful and exciting Movember (the month where I grew a mustache to raise funds for prostate cancer). For the most part I had a great campaign and I wanted to specially thank everyone who donated to my campaign and the whole campaign in general.

This year Canada raised over $20 million for Prostate Cancer Canada. WOW over $20 million people!

I also had a great contest running for my campaign thanks to Masc Yaletown. They graciously donated a $75 gift basket to one of my donors. I’m glad to report that MJ Ankenman, of Urbanista fame, won the prize. Please contact me and I can tell you how to claim your prize.

In honor of a great year for Movember, I’m going to continue to keep my MO for another month. Yes folks my mo is sticking around for a few more days :)

Again thank you everyone for your support. I can’t wait for next year.

Movember 2010 – Day 8

Movember Day 8 Hard to believe we are already into our first week of Movember, and what a week it has been. After all I think my Mo is coming in nicely :)

Canada is on top of the Movember country scale raising over $5.7 million, as of this post. We have over 94,000 MoBro’s (and Mo Sista’s) participating in this years campaign and those numbers are going up on a daily basis as well. Every one of these participants is out there trying to raise awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer. It is truly an amazing sigh to be behold. It’s not often we give men’s health this much attention.

Today I was asked by Rebecca Bolwitt of Miss604, why I’m doing this, what is driving me? I really didn’t have to think long at all about it. As I mentioned on her blog, I’m at an age where it becomes important for a man to be checked yearly for prostate cancer. We as men are brought up to believe that we are macho and that having a prostate exam is somehow degrading and thus fewer men get checked. The good news is that there are blood tests out there now which can help detect the early signs of prostate cancer. The earlier you are detected the easier and quicker it will be to have it looked after.

So don’t let the great turn out of donations affect your decision to help and donate. Every dollar raised in Canada goes directly to Prostate Cancer Canada to fund research into ways of detecting and preventing prostate cancer. This is their only major campaign of the year so every dollar helps.

So please help donate to my campaign, and with every $25 your donate, you will be put into a draw to win a fantastic $75 gift basket from Masc in Yaletown.