Movember – The First Week

by Neil on November 3, 2008

On Saturday I had my first official shave for Movember. I’m very excited about growing my Mo over the next month. I am still debating about exactly what style of Mo I will grow.

Right now I am leaning towards a Foo Man Cho, perhaps with some chops. My wife has been very supportive of my decision to participate in the Movember movement. I know she is not excited about the idea of me having a moustache, but she hasn’t made any comments one way or the other about what I’m going to grow.

Fighting Cancer

Of course the important issue is raising money for Prostrate Cancer. One of the aspects I enjoy about the Movember movement is that it’s creative. It’s not a walk or a run. It’s not just raising funds. Growing the Mo is a tribute to the generation of our fathers. All those crazy Mo’s they had back in the day.

Another great aspect of Movember is that it lasts for a month. So as the Mo grows more people will ask questions, which is a great opportunity to share the story of fighting Prostrate Cancer.

So far donations are going well. I’ve reached $250 in donations to date. When I started out with my decision to participate in Movember I didn’t set a fundraising goal. As the campaign has now begun in earnest  I would like to double my current donations and attempt to reach a target of $500. I feel this is a reasonable and realistic goal.

If you would like to support my efforts to raise money for Protstrate Cancer you can visit The Movember Web Site. Please reference my registration number 1383686.

My thanks in advance to everyone who donates.

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cave2626 11.03.08 at 4:20 pm

Please post photos throughout Movember so we can monitor the progress of whatever kind of ‘mo you choose to grow. I like your idea of growing chops too. It’s like adding condiments to an already great burger. Grow that ‘mo!

Neil 11.03.08 at 9:54 pm

I plan to post periodic photo’s over the month. With my son’s baptism next week my wife has requested I grow a beard over the first week and then shape it as desired. This actually works in my favour as I’ll be able to shape it nicely!

Barbara Swafford 11.03.08 at 11:45 pm

Hi Neil – What a great contribution to a fabulous cause. I agree with the first commenter, photos would be great.

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