Last 10 Days of MOvember

MOvember Day 19 Alright people, I’m a little depressed. No it’s not the weather that is getting me down (though the Vancouver November rain is a tough month to get by), but rather my terrible MOvember donations.

With only 10 day left in MOvember, my donations seemed to have stopped. I started off great on the first couple of days, but since then I’ve had no other donations. With this being my fourth year in participating in MOvember I’m discouraged that my campaigning is failing.Granted I haven’t been campaigning too hard as I didn’t want to bombard everyone with MOvember posts.

My goal was small this year. I was hoping to get at least $200 in donations, but as of right now I’m only at $60.

So this will be the second to last post I’ll be making about MOvember this year. And as such I encourage you to help me out in my donations. To help me out please donate to http://mobor.co/gusf.

To everyone that has donated this year, thank you so much! It truly means a lot to me.

On an up note, as of the posting of this, Canada has raised more than $19.5 million for prostate cancer research. Well done Canada!

MOvember 2012 is Just Around the Corner

It’s time to start thinking about MOvember again.

MOvember is a month long fundraising event where men from around the world get together to raise money and awareness for men’s prostate cancer. How do they do it? Well they grow a mustache or mo all month long. But this year it’s a little different, we are also raising awareness of mental health issues.

I’m proud to be participating in my fourth year of this great cause. Again this year I join our company’s team called the Marketwire Sysomos Staches. We are proud to be participating this year. Last year our company matched our donations and we raised over $11,000. This year we are striving to beat those numbers and we can only do it with your support. So please help support me this year by donating to me personally or our team.

I’ll be updating throughout November on my progress. As usual I can’t look at myself in the mirror the first few days as I go from having a goatee to being completely clean shaven. I’m nervous as hell, but I know it’s for a great cause!

Saying Goodbye to MOvember 2011

GusMOBro MOvember, the month long charity event where men donate their upper lips and grow moustaches to raise money for prostate cancer research, has come to a close. Those that found my wonderful moustache creepy and “serial killer-ish” will be glad to know that it is no longer. I am back on the road again to my usual goatee; which I’ve missed dearly, but also enjoyed the month long mo growing.

This MOvember was different than my previous years. This time around I actually joined a team – Marketwire & Sysomos Canada West, and I’m proud to say that our 3 men team raised $800 for the cause. Of course our small team was part of a bigger Marketwire & Sysomos team that raised well over $7,000 combined. I’m also proud to say that the big wigs of our company also matched us up to $5,000 bringing in a total of $12,000! YEAH TEAM!

I wanted to thank all of you who donated and continue to donate every year. It is because of you that Prostate Cancer Canada will receive almost $37 million this year to help with their research.

MOvember 2011 Update

GusMOBro Yes I’ve been a bad MOBro. I haven’t really pushed a lot of posts or photos of myself this year while growing the moustache, so I thought it was due for an update.

As you can see the moustache is pretty much there. Not hugely styled or amazing per-say, but it there.

With only 9 days left in MOvember, it’s great to see Canadians doing their part. As of this post, Canada is leading in the international campaign with raising over $21,664,054 so far for prostate cancer research. Below are some of the standings so far.

Country Money Raised
Canada $21,644,054
United Kingdom $13,208,192
Australia $12,815,848
United States $8,010,218
Ireland $719,170
New Zealand $435,919
South Africa $179,226
Netherlands $174,341
Norway $123,892
Denmark $107,723
Finland $50,830
Belgium $28,375
Spain $13,938
Czech Republic $6,381

So please consider helping me in my cause by donating at http://mobro.co/gusf

MOvember Season 2011 Begins

Don't be scared, starting #MOvember early So it begins again – MOvember the movement to change the face of men’s health and rais funds for prostate cancer research by offering our clean shaven faces to grow mustaches throughout the month.

This is my third year with MOvember and it still doesn’t get any easier shaving off the goatee and being clean shaven. I don’t recognize myself in the mirror and hate looking at myself much like us men hate having to go for that physical ever year, luckily there is now a blood test for it.

We’ve lost some many great people to prostate cancer this year. Both our loved blogger Derek K. Miller and Jack Layton who lead the NDP in our countries past election. It truly is because of their courage and fight with the disease that I’m doing what I’m doing. My clean shaven face is so small in comparison.

This year I’m part of a bigger picture, our company; Marketwire & Sysomos, is participating country wide and I’m the captain of our Marketwire & Sysomos Team Canada West. My team is small with only 3 of us participating – Marc Boudreau, Jay Cloutier and myself.

You can sponsor our team or sponsor us individual and every dollar pledged is another hair on our lovely upper lips as well as a dollar to fund research for Prostate Cancer Canada.

As usual I’ll be updating throughout the month so come back and visit often to see our progress. What mustache I’ll grow this year is still undecided.