Ah, the first day of November. You can usually tell it’s November, because November is the month where Oiler optimism is at a premium. Snow will become a more frequent occurrence, and radio stations take a great pride in playing Christmas music nearly two months before Christmas.
The first day of November is also the beginning of Movember, a time where men grow freakishly large moustaches in the name of men’s health.
Movember exists to raise awareness for an all-encompassing array of men’s health issues, but it specifically targets prostate cancer and men’s mental health. I’m not an expert on prostate cancer, but I’ll be the first to suggest that it’s something that should be avoided at any cost.
Something about prostate cancer that I do know? It’s more likely to be curable if found in the early stages, and a yearly check up isn’t that big a deal. Oh sure, you could be out playing golf that day, or you could be getting a muffler put on your Cabriolet, or you could be working on helping develop a more inexpensive winter garden for the proposed arena deal.
A check up is just one day a year, and you’ll probably still have time to fit nine holes in, or put a new muffler on your Cab. Good luck with the winter garden.
And a yearly check up could help save your life. Early detection is critical.
The Movember movement begins today and ends on November 30th. Throughout November, yours truly will be growing a moustache in effort to help raise awareness (and hopefully raise a couple of dollars along the way) and help combat prostate cancer.
This will be my second year participating in Movember. If you have a couple of quarters clinking around in your couch, put them to good use and donate them to a great cause.
Questions about where the money goes? It’s all right here.
About once a week, I’ll post an update at the donation link. By the time the month is up, it’ll be a bushy affair.
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