Friday, November 12, 2010

Mo-vember: Support Prostate Cancer Research

I hope it is very clear that I hate being photographed. I realize I am not photogenic and it takes a lot for me to post a photo of me and my three chins, but I tried to find a better picture of Kristian's stache and they were all inferior. ALL cancers suck. I'm not the only one who has lost dear friends and family to various cancers, but it's really important for all of us to get checked on the things that are terribly awkward to think about. Everyone knows that men hide from the doctor a little bit more than us ladies, and it's especially important to be tested despite the discomfort. My BFF Kristian, who you can get to know and love in his new position as a bartender at URBN North Park, is supporting a cause and you can help him out. I love this boy with all my heart and we've been friends since he was a mere freshman in high school and I'm telling you to support him and his facial hair and all his awesomeness, and mostly because I'm 34 and I know more people who have died of cancer than I want to. And so has Kristian. And so have you.

I kinda hate that this is a form letter, but I tell you that it covers it all, so if you have the spare change to throw in, please do so. And if not, well, I'm broke, too, and we hope that our philanthropic friends can compensate for the rest of us. I mean, seriously, LOOK AT THAT MUSTACHE!

Sooo, as some of you know, I can grow a pretty sweet mustache, and for those
that don't know, I can grow a luxuriously, thick yet soft, world-class upper lip
warmer! On November 1st I committed mustache genocide and shaved off my hairy
masterpiece for the sake of raising money for prostate cancer research.

This Movember I’ve decided to donate my face to raising awareness about
cancers that affect men. My commitment is the growth of a moustache for the
entire month of Movember, which I know will generate conversation, controversy
and laughter.

I’m doing this because:

· 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in his lifetime
· 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime

This is a cause that I feel passionately about and I’m asking you to support
my efforts by making a donation to support the great work of the Prostate Cancer
Foundation and LIVESTRONG. To help, you can either:

- Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account
- Write a check payable to Movember, referencing my name or Registration Number 742396 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 2726, Venice, CA 90294-2726

The money raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others, through the world’s most promising prostate cancer research and LIVESTRONG’s programs that support young adults and their families battling and surviving cancer.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have
been used and the impact Movember is having please visit here.

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