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.