The month of November is here and for me it’s loaded with birthdays for relatives, friends and myself. It also means that Movember is underway. What is Movember? The movement which is designed to raise awareness for prostate cancer began in Melbourne, Australia and has become globally supported with over 1.1 million inspired participants since it’s inception in 2003.
In order to show support for Movember, participants start out clean shaven, and then grow mustaches (only) for the entire month. I/we will be collecting donations throughout the month of Movember directly at the Movember website located here. Last year more than 64,000 U.S. participants raised over 7.5 million dollars, and in Canada nearly 119,000 participants raised 22.3 million dollars (Canadian). The fine gentleman to your right (me) will be an active participant.
While we know that times are tough, maybe you can reach into your cookie jar where you keep your loose change, or check under the seat of your car, or that space in your console where you keep your toll money. Any donation that you can make will help fight the cause.
A number of NHL players will also be participating in this cause including the Florida Panthers own Erik Gudbranson shown here putting his razor to work. Other Panther players participating will be Keaton Ellerby, Jacob Markstrom, Dmitry Kulikov and Shawn Matthias.
We’ll keep a tab at the top of the site so you can check daily on our progress, and while you’re thinking about it, see if you have a couple quarters laying around that you can send in for the cause. No donation is too small. It’s Movember.
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