Saturday, November 1, 2008

Movember to Remember: Please Donate

Prostate cancer is not a laughing matter. OK in some cases it is.

But anyway...

Today kicks off Movember (, the month formerly known as November. Movember is an annual charity movement where men lose their facial hair inhibitions and commit to grow and groom a Mo (Aussie slang for moustache) for the entire month while collecting donations for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, Movember participants commit to grow a Mo.

If there is ever a charity that HHR could get behind (see video in link above), it's this one.

Since Movember’s inception in 2003, almost 200,000 men around the world have sported a Mo and more than $29 million has been raised globally for prostate cancer research.

Today, HHR's (male) team members will join those men.

To donate to HHR's Mo you can either:

Write a check payable to the ‘Prostate Cancer Foundation', referencing my Registration Number 1807316 and mailing it to:

Prostate Cancer Foundation
Attn: Movember
1250 Fourth St
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

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

The money raised by Movember is donated directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation which will use the funds for high-impact research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.

Did you know:

  • Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the US with one in six American men developing the disease and more than 28,000 men dying of the disease every year.
  • African American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease and should have regular annual testing starting at 45. All other men should commence testing at 50.
  • Prostate cancer is 90% curable if detected and treated early.


MoonDog said...

I've already got a mustache but I'll gladly donate. Tell me the largest donation you receive in November and I'll beat it by one dollar.

Hugging Harold Reynolds said...

That's awesome. We appreciate it!

MoonDog said...

Let me clarify one thing. If you get a corporation to donate $5,000.00, that's great but I couldn't beat it.

Let's say the largest donation from an individual. Fair enough?

I'll post a permanent link in my sidebar to this post too.