Monday, November 1, 2010

It's All About the Mo: Movember "Grow a Mo and Save a Bro"


  • 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
  • 1 in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American men ages 15 - 34
  • For more information, please visit the Movember Foundation

I have been waiting for this month to get started. Ladies and gentlemen, it is now MOVEMBER!!! Mustache growing at its finest. The idea for Movember started back in 2003 in Australia. Started as a semi joke about bringing back the mustache, while also doing something to raise awareness for mens heath. Much like Beards for Breast Cancer. No money was raised that year, but in the years after, the number of men participating, and the amount of money raised has grown out of the roof! Last year there were 255,755 participants globally, with $42 million dollars raised. 

The proceeds gained  through the US Movember participants will go to  benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. What a great way to have a reason to grow a mo, and help support mens health around the world.

I have joined a Mo team, "The League of Average Gentlemen". You can check out my MoSpace, which I will be updating later today. You can make donations to me as a participant, or to the team. REMEMBER, all donations go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. For more information, please visit the Movember website, and check out the video below. 

WOMEN: This isn't just about the stache or the men. You can be a Mo Sista and help support your man, or men you know who are participating. You can also help support men's health by donating to Movember. There is even Mo Merch! So ladies, it's not just about us! 

Grow a Mo and Save a Bro! Get involved, spread the word, and help kick cancer where cancer tends to kick men the most!

** I grow my mo this year in loving memory of James Rufus Taylor and James Richard "Bo" Taylor Sr **

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