In 2010 Micopadre invited me to grow join his Movember team. I didn’t understand at first, but quickly learned that I would be growing a mustache for the entire month of November. This was meant to be an engaging, fun way to raise funds for researching male cancer, supporting men who are currently fighting cancer and honoring survivors. It went well and planted a seed for future participation…and that future is now.
That’s right folks, the detour is “goin’ Mo” (maybe “growin’ Mo”?). This was a good idea last year, but I didn’t act on it. Now we’re on! We are going to try to utilize the detour to spread the word and raise money for men’s health.
If you get a minute, check out the Movember website. Their philosophy and activities are pretty cool stuff. I am still learning the facts and the numbers, so right now I am more of a men’s health advocate: http://us.movember.com/. Both Grandpa and Abuelo are male cancer survivors, and I think this is a solid way to honor them. The detour is doin’ it for them and survivors in general, supporting the current fighters and pushing for increased reasearch.
Sweetie has agreed to help in this endeavor, although her ‘stache is more immediate and impressive. I figure we will try to snap photos throughout our adventures this month. And although she won’t realize it, she will be contributing to the greater good. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a lifelong habit.
So if you get a chance, please visit my Movember page and consider a donation: http://us.movember.com/mospace/7827561 . The initial invitations have gone out to grow a team – please feel free to join “Gen Mo” if you are inspired! And thanks!