Movember: A Hairy Month

It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, which is dedicated to growing moustache and raising awareness and funds for men’s health. I have joined the movement and will be donating my upper lip to the cause for 30 days. My moustache (Mo) will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancers affecting men.

Late '70s Mo'
Early '80s Mo'

Now, if you knew me in the ’80s, you know how scary the idea of me in a moustache can be. Now add a couple of decades of spotty gray whiskers to that and now it really gets scary. Here’s something scarier.

My dad has prostate cancer.

He’s had a number of surgeries and treatments to control it since its diagnosis over 15 years ago. Recently, we learned that the cancer spread to his femur and maybe his spine. We are working with a good team in Austin to try and knock it out before it goes much farther. He’s a real trooper and maintains a positive outlook. So far so good!

So, the Larry-moustache isn’t quite as scary now. Help me raise money to fund cancer awareness, research, educational and support programs. Compared to the reality of over 200,000 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer, and another 30,000 deaths in 2010, giving a little dough is a lot less scary.

Why am I so passionate about men’s health?
*1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
*A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes
*1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
*24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women.

Please support my efforts by making a donation at http://mobro.co/LarryMcIntosh.
You can even write a check payable to “Movember Foundation”, reference my name and Registration Number 2503024 and send it to: Movember Foundation, PO Box 2726, Venice, CA 90294-2726

We only have a month to grow Mo’s and raise awareness and funds, so please come along for the ride. Donate and I’ll update you with the slow growth on my lip. Mmmm.

Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and their men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, Movember is funding world class awareness, research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please click on the links below:

About Movember
Prostate Cancer Foundation research
LIVESTRONG
Global Action Plan

Thank you for donating at http://mobro.co/LarryMcIntosh and for helping me change the face of men’s health. Go the Mo!

Movember is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity, donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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