This month has been an especially creepy one. Movember, as it is known here in Canada, is where guys decide to grow out their upper lip hair in an attempt to look like a 1970′s pron star or paneled-van-owner-near-a-playground, and sport a mustache for the month to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other manly forms of cancer.
Some of the most egregious victims of this plight (Movember, not prostate cancer) will believe they look cool with facial hair and leave it on until February-ish, until one day someone will look at them and ask “Hey, um, are you the IT guy?” Then they realize. They realize.
This year, I was thinking of partaking in the fun, and made the fatal mistake of asking Lindsay what she thought of the idea of me growing a Mo, to which she replied that it would be a cold, joyless month for me (nod, wink, nod, wink) of sleeping on the couch with Bandit if I decided to go ahead. On top of that, she would submit my pic to the national sex predator registry to ensure I wasn’t able to walk around near playgrounds or elementary school for the forseeable future. Well played, misses. Therefore I was essentially given the ultimatum of looking like a jackbag like everyone else for the month, or enjoying other aspects of life. Next year, I may just have to knuckle up and instead of asking where I CAN, but rather which Mo she would prefer. Yeah, no option but success, baby!!
That being said, one of my good friends (MC at my wedding, thank you very much!!) can essentially grow a full beard by simply doing a hard valsalva, and has participated in Movember since well before it was cool, and this year was no exception. He actually managed to hit his big goal of raising $1,000 in the month, so big props to him for that.
So here’s the deal. In order to raise some more money for Ed and his ill-fated Screech-Mo, I want to get some additional donations going on. Click HERE to view Ed’s Movember page and make a donation. As an added bonus, I’m going to throw in something special to everyone who decides to donate.
For every donation over $100 made to Ed, and with a copy of the receipt emailed to me for approval, I’m going to give everyone a super-special sneak peek at my upcoming Post-Rehab Essentials video series. This won’t be a little 10 minute video, but rather a full 1-hour video on spinal stability.
In all seriousness, I’ve worked in cancer research during the final year of my undergrad degree, and can attest to how the funds raised by promotions like this are used. To be honest, there is never enough money to do what is required. By doing something small like this, we can all help to make a difference in the lives of the 1 in 7 men who will develop prostate cancer (1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer). To make a donation and get your hands on some sweet free stuff, click HERE and make a donation.