Donations ‘Stache

Today at work we had our end of Movember judging. I joined the team late, partly because they needed the help. They were sitting at around $670 for the whole team, so once my $625 was added in, the total was pretty respectable.

There were prizes for the judging, and what I didn’t know was that there was a prize for the most donations raised (which I won). The judging was kind of funny because the rules they came up with were that only employees that had donated could vote, and there were only two women who had donated.

The gents showed off their well coiffed moustaches and the judging commenced. Both women ranked everyone exactly the same, so the winners were pretty obvious. Again I was victorious with the ‘Stache of the Year award. In all it was a lot of fun, and the money went to a great cause.

My prizes.

I’m actually pretty excited about the brush and the soap and can’t wait to try them.

Silly Chin

Ahh Movember. The time of year where I look silly, and my chin is constantly cold.

This year’s is not nearly as bad as the one I had two years ago:

or even last years:

I’ve got a ways to go for my goal for the year, so if you have something you can spare, you can donate here:

  • Go to my movember page and donate online
  • call Movember at 1-855-4GROW MO (1-855-447-6966)

Movember Party

Once again I signed up for Movember. I don’t have any Halloween pictures, but I did do the trucker stache and mullet wig for a costume again. Perhaps next year I will try to come up with a new costume idea.

In any event November 1 saw me completely clean shaven again.

Yesterday I was getting ready for a dinner party and did the first Movember shave. The all important shave where you define the shape of the Mo.

It should be a good month I think.

Movember Progress

November, err Movember is now in full effect. What is Movember? Movember is a movement that started in Australia to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Men around the world shave clean on Movember 1st, then grow a mo for the rest of the month.

What many people don’t know is that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to afflict Canadian men with 25,500 diagnosed and 4,400 dying from the disease each year.

Facts like these have convinced me I should get involved. I am hoping that you will support my efforts by making a donation. The funds raised go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada.

To make a donation you can either

  • Go to my movember page and donate online
  • call Movember at 1-855-4GROW MO (1-855-447-6966)

I will send out weekly updates on my progress too (both donation count, and moustache growth). Since Sue is going to be away for half the month, this year I’ve decided to grow the coveted Trucker. In case you are wondering what that looks like, the styles are here (or look at my halloween costume).

Now for some pictures.

Me on October 31 (morning)

Me ready for Halloween (repeated costume I know)

Me on Movember 1st

Movember completion last year:

Movember completion two years ago:

Staggering Progress

Once again November saw me shave completely and grown a Mo for Movember. Over the course of Movember I raised $480 for team Muddylaces. My goal was $500 so I am pretty happy that I got as close as I did.

This year’s results are staggering. Canda and Australia each gathered over $21 million dollars, with the total being well over $60 million. Amazing.

Even more amazing is the recognition and involvement of the event. Throughout Movember I saw men everywhere sporting the Mo. Well done guys! And thanks to all the ladies and women who put up with their funny looking guys for one month.

Here are my pics this year of my progress.


Movember Important

Movember is done, and I still haven’t shaved. I have a couple job search related and Christmas party related functions to attend, and I really don’t like how I look clean shaven. I’ll keep what I have for a little while longer.

I’m pretty happy with the fact that I was able to raise $520 (my goal was $500). Surpassing that was good, but now I need to make a goal for next year. Speaking of next year. Next year I won’t have any supporting facial hair. I caught a lot of flack from Sox over that. She felt I was cheating. I don’t think the same way, but next year I will go for the Mo only.

This year I also managed to take a daily picture of my Mo progress. You can see the pics here.

All in all it was a fun month, and I managed to raise some funds for a very important cause.

Movember Shaving

Movember is on. This morning the rest of my facial hair was removed. I had pretty much forgotten what shaving my lip was like. Damn that is difficult.

Before Movember picture:

Movember 1st picture:

The first thing I noticed after shaving was that I could feel my breath on my lip. Odd sensation. My ride today highlighted the lack of facial hair too. I could feel the wind more.

To make a donation go to my MoSpace.

Halloween Shaved

Today was the last work day before Halloween, so I dressed up. I wasn’t planning on it, but since I am doing Movember, I thought I might as well do something silly with my beard before I shaved it all off.

This was the result. I got some great reactions at the kids’ daycare.

Movember Attention

I signed up for Movember this year. This is a global movement that is bringing much needed attention to prostate cancer. I’m doing this by growing a Moustache this Movember, the month formerly known as November. My commitment is to grow a moustache all November. I will be documenting my progress on my website, and posting daily pictures on Twitter. The last time I was without facial hair was approximately 6 or 7 years ago.

Here is my starting point prior to Movember:

I am hoping that you will support my efforts by making a donation. The funds raised go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada.

What many people don’t know is that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to afflict Canadian men with 25,500 diagnosed and 4,400 dying from the disease each year.

Facts like these have convinced me I should get involved.

To make a donation, you can either:

  • Go to my Movember page and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account , or
  • Write a cheque payable to ‘Prostate Cancer Canada’, referencing my Registration Number 108877 and mailing it to: Prostate Cancer Canada, 145 Front Street East, Ste. 306, Toronto, ON M5A 1E3, Canada.

All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Prostate Cancer Canada will use the money raised by Movember for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please go to http://ca.movemberfoundation.com/research-and-programs/.

Now to decide on what style of mo to grow.