Movember!

Onto the next great challenge: Movember.  Per the rules, for the entire month of November, I’ll be growing a mustache.  I will leverage my mustache to ask for donations for (per the website):

…programs supporting prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives run by Movember and through our men’s health partners the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG.

Personally, I don’t know any prostate cancer survivors.  I’m not doing this for any one particular individual.  Furthermore, I have to disclose that I’ve never been particularly passionate about, or even interested in, men’s health issues.

But that’s just it.  As I get older, I become more and more aware that I’m not invincible, and my personal health is slowly building itself a presence in the back of my mind.  So here comes Movember, declaring that men’s health matters, and this strikes a chord in me.  But I don’t know very much about anything related, so I’m a little in the dark.

…Which is exactly why I’m taking this on: to raise awareness, mainly for myself, but also for anyone else that I can bring some information to.  Because awareness is the first step.  And awaring is caring.

Bil Gaines, with a mustache, circa April 2011.
Mustache. Glory.

Also, I can’t resist a mustache challenge.  So there’s that.

Interested?  Talk to me.  Comment on this page or message me via one of many social media outlets.

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