I know. From the title, you're like, "Why bother? Cancer will kick a mustache's ass." And most times, you'd be correct. But not this month. This month the mustache has a chance to be a hero. For this . . is Movember.
Movember is a Movement. A Movement to raise awareness of--and money for--men's health. Specifically for the prevention of Prostate Cancer.
Grow a 'Stache and raise some cash.
Prostate cancer does not get the same press that breast cancer receives. This may well be because most people can see breasts, and many people enjoy the sight. Not so true with a prostate. Though, a healthy prostate is a beautiful thing. And now we're full circle.
Whatever the case, the original MoBros decided to try and do something about the lack of prostate press. Via mustaches.
(This is not to set up a competition between prostate and breast cancer, mind you. I'm a pretty big fan of both . . . all? . . . of the aforementioned organs. For varying reasons. And I think we all agree that cancer of the anything is not good.)
Participation in Movember requires that I shave clean and then grow a mustache for the month while posting public photos of the process. I'd love to participate. The guys over at DadCentric are already all over it.
So, without further ado, clean shaven me:
I know, I still have some stubble showing. I apologize, I have a heavy beard. It's the best I could do.
Please, check back for updated pics. I will grow a mustache of some sort, I'm almost positive. And please, DONATE at either my page or any of the participating DadCentrician's pages or just go to the website and donate directly. However you do it, my shiny new mustache will thank you. As will my shiny ol' prostate.
One last thing. For those women who can't grow a mustache--and you know who you are--you can participate either by donating (duh) or by becoming a Mo Sister. So there you go.
One more last thing. The money raised will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. So there you go again.