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Oct 28, 2009

Support Men's Health in Movember with Rockstar and The Girl Gamer

I have decided to join a global movement known as Movember to bring much needed attention to men’s health and prostate cancer. 

Movember is the month formerly known as November where men start clean shaven and commit to growing a Moustache for the entire month.  That’s right, the Prostate Cancer Society is bringing back the Moustache to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. All the funds I raise go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada.

What many people don’t know is that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to afflict Canadian men with 25,500 diagnosed and 4,400 dying from the disease each year.

My Father was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years back and what was suppose to be something they could just remove easily, soon spread throughout his entire body and killed him. For this very reason, men should never take their health lightly because even something as small as back pain or an problem with iron in your blood can turn out to be more serious.

Now clearly I can’t grow a moustache but the love of the men in my life has convinced me I should get involved and I am hoping that you will support me with a donation. 

To make a donation, you can either:
  •  Purchase one of my moustache necklaces over at Pixelated Creations for $10 plus shipping. $5 will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Society of Canada.
  • Click this link http://ca.movember.com/mospace/158621/ and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account
  • Write a cheque payable to ‘Prostate Cancer Canada’, referencing my Registration Number 158621 and mailing it to: Prostate Cancer Canada, 145 Front Street East, Ste. 306, Toronto, ON M5A 1E3, Canada.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Prostate Cancer Canada will use the money raised by Movember for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please go to http://ca.movemberfoundation.com/research-and-programs.

Now for you men out there, Rockstar is running a contest in conjunction with the Prostate Cancer Society to support Movember and Men's Health. Starting November 1st, all men are required to shave their face clean and then grow the most wicked moustache possible. The person with the best mo with be immortalized in the upcoming Rockstar game, Red Dead Redemption.

Contest details are available here.

Do you need any more reasons to get involved?

1 comment:

free play gamer said...

sound like a good cause but I'm not sure what growing a moustache has to do with prostate cancer