Movember - Grow Your Mo For Prostate Cancer Awareness

Reblogger Mike Mueller
Education & Training with Tech and Social Media Consultant

Hey Charlene Storozuk 

LOVE the MO!

Anyone who wants a MO - send me an email

Mike912Mueller@gmail.com and we'll get you styled!

and Please - Join our team!  http://us.movember.com/mospace/521536/

Original content by Charlene Storozuk

 

Worldwide Prostate Cancer support groups are encouraging men to grow a moustache (also known as a Mo) for the month of November.  The campaign is known as Movember and is a way to help bring awareness to prostate cancer and raise funds for research.  Women are also encouraged to help get the word out about the Mo campaign.  I wanted to join the cause too by sporting a Mo.  Although I'm approaching the age where dear old Mother Nature will soon take care of growing a real one for me [sigh], for now, a virtual moustache will have to do.

To help bring a little awareness to prostate cancer, for the month of November I'll be using this profile picture on my Active Rain blog posts.  At the beginning of each blog post, I'll include a link to this post so that people can see what the moustache is all about.  I know it's not much, but if it helps to bring awareness to the cause and even encourages one person to go and get checked out, it will be well worth it. 

Did you know that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime?  Those are staggering odds.  Even higher than the odds of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer (1 in 9); yet we never seem to hear too much about prostate cancer.  I must admit that I was one of the many that are not aware of its prevalence.  It wasn't until someone very close to me was recently diagnosed, that this point was driven home.  Thankfully, it was found early. 

The good news about prostate cancer?  Okay, "The C Word" is never good news, however, prostate cancer is one of the most successfully treated cancers if it's caught early enough.  Please encourage every male close to you to speak with their doctor about having a PSA test every year as part of their annual physical.  It's a simple test done through blood work.  You could save someone's life.

Last year's Canadian Mo campaign was the second largest in the world behind Australia with 35,156 'Mo Bros and Mo Sistas' (as they're called) joining the cause.  They raised $7.8 million for Prostate Cancer Canada!

For more information on Movember and to find out what you can do to join the cause in an area near you, click here.  Go ahead, grow that Mo (even if it's just a virtual one like mine)!

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Lane Bailey
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I have toyed with the idea of letting the Mo go for the whole months...  My kids will ge a kick out of it...

Nov 02, 2010 02:57 PM #1
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Mike Mueller
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Lane - you should absolutely Grow your Mo! http://us.movember.com/mospace/521536/

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Nov 02, 2010 03:46 PM #2
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Charlene Storozuk
Dezigner Digz - Burlington, ON
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario

Thanks for reblogging this Mike!  Keep us posted with pics on how your real-life Mo is coming along.  I've joined the Mo Tivated team.  Thanks for the invite.  Go Team Mo Tivated!!!

Lane - Go for it and grow that Mo!  I know a moustache will look much better on you than it does on me :-)

Nov 03, 2010 05:48 AM #3
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Cece Blase
Paragon Real Estate Group - San Francisco, CA

Lovin' the MO. Thanks for sharing. I lost my dad to PC in 2004. It sux.

Nov 03, 2010 04:51 PM #4
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Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
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A great idea for a really good cause!

Thanks for reblogging this! I hadn't seen it the first time.

Have a great day Mike!

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