Friday, November 1, 2013

Ready, Set, MO

I've gotta be honest. I'm not a fan of moustaches. Beards? Sure. Goatees? No problem. But moustaches? Sorry, only if your name is Tom Selleck (seriously - have you ever seen Selleck without his moustache? I tried to Google a good, non-photoshopped image of him sans moustache for this post and came up empty - for once the internet failed me. ).

Anyhow, the one time I will actively promote the much-maligned moustache is during the 11th month of the year. Because it's Movember!

For those of you wondering what the fuss about moustaches (or Mo's) is about, "Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Men grow a Mo (moustache) for 30 days to become walking, talking billboards, for our men’s health causes - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health initiatives." (from the Movember Canada website).

And us gals have a part to play to! Mo Sistas are dedicated to supporting Mo Bros throughout their moustache-growing journey. While (obviously) not expected to grow a moustache, Mo Sistas can lead by example in other ways by encouraging the men in their life to know more about their health and for supporting the Mo Bros they see out there on the streets, bravely sporting (or trying to grow) Mo's.

As a registered Mo Sista for the first time, I'm hoping that I can count on your support as I raise funds for the Movember campaign.

My sister, Suzy, and me, rocking cookie Mo's
If I've ever donated to your cause when asked, supported your business with my dollars or otherwise have been of some help to you, be aware that I'll be bugging you for the next month to return the favour. This is my first fundraising attempt, and I'm a little nervous, so please don't leave me hanging!

You can support my Mo Sista efforts in several ways:
  • make an online donation directly through my Movember Canada page (tax receiptable) 
  • give me cash when you see me (if you give me your full contact info, you'll get a tax receipt)
  • donate a prize/auction item for me to use in my fundraising efforts
  • purchase a Moustache Necklace that I've made - more details here.
Moustaches will be available in black, turquoise and hot pink! Coming soon...
THANK YOU in advance for your support and for putting up with my consistent pestering for the next 30 days! And a special thank you to Chris, my Movember Team Captain, for letting this newbie join in the Mo fun.

Let's go MO!

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