October 22, 2011

Manly Man Stuff, for Men

The concerns and issues surrounding men's health don't get nearly as much media attention as they should, but it's probably our own fault. We don't generally like to talk about it. Surpise! Men are taciturn about our health, particularly when discussing how it falters. Read more about it in this month's Journal of Duh.

Every November, however, thousands of men join the Movember campaign and grow a moustache to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer and other cancers that specifically affect men. Last year, over sixty-four thousand people in the US raised over $7.5 million. That's a lot of cheesy moustaches.

This year, I've joined up with a group of bloggers and writers who will be growing some lip fuzz for the cause. I would be thrilled if you would go donate at my Movember page.

More importantly, we would love to have other men (or women; I'm not here to judge) join the team. Anyone who has ever seen the atrocity that grows on my face knows that I'm not exactly entering this thing as a ringer. When I grow facial hair, it generally turns out looking like I need to wash my face or possibly consult a doctor. Unless you've got a job as a television anchorman or a professional soup taster, you can probably devote a month of your life to growing an ugly thing on your face for a good cause. And fighting prostate and testicular cancer is undoubtedly a good cause.

So join up, guys. The man-bits you save could be your own.


Solitary Diner (Also Known as The Frugalish Physician) said...

Oh no....Movember always creeps me out. It's like working with a bunch of former porn stars who've lost their bodies but haven't given up on the creepy mustaches. But I agree, great cause! Happy mustache growing.

Jamie Lea said...

I want to thank you with all my heart for doing this. My dad was diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer six years ago at age 49. He is still alive, and every day is a gift, but every day could also be the last good one. I just pray that he lives long enough for them to find a cure. Thank you!!

The Sasquatch said...

Why stop with a moustache when you can go full on with a beard?


Awesome idea, Rob!