This is Ian Kibbe, Associate Editor at THCB, with a request for your help.
month, I've become involved in a global charity that is bringing much
needed attention to cancers that affect men, namely prostate and
testicular cancer. Movember, is an international
organization that raises funds and awareness in support of men's health
by encouraging men to grow mustaches or "Mos," as they say in Australia, in the month of November.
I'm currently growing my Mo while raising funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer
research. It's like I'm running a marathon, but I've replaced the
running with the awkwardness of trying to grow facial hair, which if
you saw me you'd think was just as painful. (There's a mustache in that picture of me, I swear!)
This is the final week to collect donations before the Movember Gala, and I'm reaching out to all those who are able to contribute. Please take a minute to donate if you can.
I realize that this all sounds pretty silly, but to date, Movember has raised $47
million globally making it the world’s largest charity event for men.
funds raised go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance
Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG).
What many people don’t know is that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed
with prostate cancer in their lifetime and testicular cancer is the
most common cancer in men aged 18-35. It's facts like these that have
convinced me I should get involved.
To make a donation, you can either:
• Click this link http://us.movember.com/mospace/12332/
and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account. The link
will say you are donating to "Rodney Bel-Aire," my Movember Alias, or
• Write a check payable to ‘Movember Foundation’, referencing my
Registration Number 12332 and mailing it to: Movember Foundation, PO
Box 2726, Venice, CA 90294-2726.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation will use the money raised by
Movember to fund research to find better treatments and a cure for
The Lance Armstrong Foundation will use the money raised by Movember to fund:
• The LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance program which has the goal
of improving survival rates and quality of life for young adults with
cancer between the ages of 15 and 40.
• Research initiatives to further understand the biology of adolescent and young adult cancers.
For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please go to http://us.movemberfoundation.com/research-and-programs.