Wednesday, October 27, 2010

MOvember 2010 Slogan Pitch

It is almost November, which can only mean one thing:  MOVEMBER!!!  That's right.  Everyone's favorite mustache-growing charity is about to kick off.  For the uninitiated, here is a quick explanation of MOvember from the MOvember website:

The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember. 

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st  clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.  Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days. 
Yes, I will once again be growing a mustache for 30 days (although I usually start early, since my facial hair growing skills are less than stellar).  You may ask yourself why I would put myself through such an ordeal?  To raise money.  "How will the money be used?" you ask.  Great question.
The funds raised through Movember’s US campaign benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

The PCF uses the money raised by Movember to fund research that is accelerating the discovery of better treatments and ultimately finding a cure for prostate cancer.  One such program is the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s research, which has recently made a significant breakthrough.  They identified 24 different kinds of prostate cancer and how aggressive each is.  This should enable scientists to soon be able to answer the agonizing question facing men with prostate cancer: does their cancer need immediate treatment, and if so what is the best treatment, or can it be left alone?

LIVESTRONG uses the money raised by Movember to fund important programs to support young adults and their families battling and surviving cancer.  These programs include:

•     Fertile Hope, an initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

•      My Planet, an online community of peer support that allows young adults to find and communicate with other young adults whose lives have been affected by cancer.

•      Continuing Nursing Education program on Young Adult Cancer Survivorship. LIVESTRONG encourage nurses to know the warning signs of cancer, understand what types of cancer for which young adults may be at risk, and learn about cancer screening.

The success of Movember can be directly attributed to the more than 627,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who have supported our cause since 2003.  Movember is sincerely grateful for their efforts and appreciates all they do.

For those of you new to Movember, we challenge you to join us in changing the face of men's health.
 This is my favorite charity to support.  It's a serious issue being addressed in a fun and unique way.  In addition to growing a really creepy and lame mustache, I thought I'd help the MOvember people out by coming up with some catchy slogans that they may or may not want to use in the future.
  • MOvember, because every man looks better wearing a lip sweater.
  • MOvember, because the 5K-fundraiser idea was already taken.
  • MOvember, because it's not like there is anything better to do in November.
  • MOvember, because no politician approved this mustache.
  • MOvember, invented by drunk Australians.
  • MOvember, because Justin Bieber can't.
  • MOvember, a trending topic on Twitter since 1987.
  • MOvember, the only holiday that Hallmark hasn't bastardized.
  • MOvember, because a month with a mustache is easier than being stuck in a Chilean mine with 32 other dudes.
  • MOvember, at least it's not "Merkin-vember".
  • MOvember, because a month with a mustache beats receiving text message pictures from Brett Favre.
  • MOvember, recommended by 1 out of 2 members of Hall and Oates.
  • MOvember, because your nose hairs need a friend.
  • MOvember, if it's good enough for Tom Sellak, it damn well had better be good enough for you.
Hopefully the fine folks running MOvember will take these into consideration.

If you or someone you know would like to join our team, "MOrthern Colorado," go here and sign up:

Last year Team MOrthern Colorado raised over $700.  This year our goal is to raise over $1000.  

If you or someone you know would care to donate to me and my Mo, go here:

Last year I raised $266 for the cause.  This year my personal goal is to raise at least $300.
Thank you in advance for your support, whether you choose to donate or grow a Mo.   Every dollar counts and every dollar is important in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. 


SONG:  "Feeling Alright" by the Black Crowes

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