Joining the Fight Against Prostate Cancer No Matter How Stupid I Look Doing It

I meant to post this on November 1, but it’s been a hectic week:

Did y’all know that in some circles, the month of November is known as MOvemeber. Why? Because it’s a play on the word MOustache (which, incidentally, is hard to spell…). You see, each year more and more men choose to grow a moustache during November as a way of honoring the fight against prostate cancer, an organized effort known simply as Movember, thus making the moustache analogous to the pink ribbon of breast cancer. And this MOvember, I’m teaming up with a group of well-known and well-respected male bloggers to help fight the good fight.

Our group is led by the venerable Doug French, aka Laid Off Dad, who, incidentally, is also putting together the first ever Dad 2.0 Summit this March. The concept is simple. Like all other Movember participants, everyone on Doug’s team will grow a moustache for the entire month (I am SO sorry, Caroline…) and provide our readers with photographic evidence of our “progress.” Then, people will feel so sorry for how stupid we look that they’ll donate money to our team! All proceeds benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, LiveStrong or the Movember foundation. Our team has already raised nearly $4,000, and it’s just the third day of the month!

Many of you know that I lost my father to prostate cancer which had metastasized to his bones. (If you click on that link and read, I think you’ll understand why I’m so committed to Movember.) His death was the first in a long chain of events that ultimately led to me to write. And thanks to that, I’ve managed to build a modest platform. And to be able to use that platform to raise money to help fight the same oppenent that took down my dad is… fullfilling? emotional?

Apropos.  

SO, how do you donate? Simple. Click on THIS LINK to get to my personal Movember page, then click the “donate to me” icon, and you’ll be taken to a page where you’ll enter your credit card information. The donation you make to me will funnel directly to my team. As you’ll see, the site is 100% secure. No amount is too small! And, again, all proceeds benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, LiveStrong or the Movember foundation.

OH. I almost forgot. I need to give you the before shot:

Come back next week at this time if you wanna see the gradual transormation from jco to jcMO. And thanks, y’all.

First photo courtesy of neil o via Creative Commons

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About john cave osborne

John Cave Osborne is a writer whose work has appeared on such sites as DisneyBaby, Babble, YahooShine, TLC and the Huffington Post. He was also referenced by Jezebel one time, but he’s pretty sure they were making fun of him. He and his wife, Caroline, live with their five children and spastic dog in Knoxville, TN. Nothing annoys him more than joke-heavy bios written in the third person, with the possible exception of Corey Feldman.

  • http://fathermuskrat.com/ muskrat

    I don’t think I realized you lost your dad to that exact form of cancer.  Mine had it, got it surgically removed, and will hopefully remain okay for the foreseeable future.  Glad you’re on the team.  I totally feel like we did well in the draft.

    • http://johncaveosborne.com John Cave Osborne

      we did awesome in the draft! and yes, it was prostate cancer. GL this weekend. i can’t tell you how fired up i am for that game…

  • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

    My father-in-law had it too. He is doing ok now but you never know with these things. Got other friends and family members who fought that battle. I would be on board without all that, but genetics make me wonder about my son so I figure it doesn’t hurt to help battle for him too.

    • http://johncaveosborne.com John Cave Osborne

      ah, Jack. waging the battle for your son. ever the daddy blogger, my friend.

  • Glen

    I’m with you Mo Bro

    • http://johncaveosborne.com John Cave Osborne

      love it. 

  • Patrick (yeah, that one)

    Rock on, John!  Caroline will understand and forgive this assault on her face when you kiss her.  Eventually. :-p

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