Ok, so we know some of you are too busy, too lazy, or too disinterested to run in a 5k for charity or anything like that. I know, you are saving your physical energy for your new diet.
Still, there are ways you can give back in these tough times. During November (or Movember), groups all over cyberspace start clean shaven and commit to growing beards or moustaches for at least a month. You can learn all about the Movember movement here:
So folks, I decided to jump in and do it. Yes, I have officially decided to grow a mustache wider than Burton Landy.
The Movember Foundation is an Australian based, not for profit, charitable organization that implements the Movember event each year across the globe.
The Movember event creates awareness around men's health issues and raises funds for carefully selected beneficiary partners in each country that are also charitable organizations, with a focus on prostate cancer.
Since its inception as a formal charity in 2004, Movember has raised over $29 million (USD) globally and is continuously working to increase awareness of prostate cancer within the community and change the attitude men have about their health.
Movember's beneficiary partner in the United States is the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer. Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $350 million and provided funding for more than 1,400 research projects at nearly 150 institutions worldwide. All funds raised by Movember in the US stay in the US and go directly to the PCF.The PCF has a simple, yet urgent goal: to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.
No wait -- I plan to grow a beard longer than Barton Sacher!
Maybe I'll do both -- hey, it's for a good cause.
The direct link to make donations on SFL's behalf is here.