Monday, December 07, 2009

Mike is now Stache-Free



After a month with the stache... Mike is now stache free! Here is an excerpt from his wrap-up! Congrats to Mike for doing such a noble thing for this cause and for raising a ton of money to go to cancer research! Props to you! (And the thing hanging around Mike's neck comes all the way from Hokkaido, who is now his best friend. Yeah, don't ask.)

Hello All,

The Movember moustache growing is alas a wrap.  You are receiving this email because you were one of an amazing 30 people that donated to the cause of researching cures for prostate and testicular cancer.  Together we raised over $2,000 and I couldn't be more proud of the effort.

Thank you all for supporting me with your fun comments and your wallets in this challenging financial time.  Knowing that in my 36 years on this planet, I've assembled a group of friends and family that can spring to action and step up for a worthy cause in such great numbers really warms my heart.  Having the blessing of your friendship is truly my greatest accomplishment.  You are the best!

The final request I have of you is that you simply ask all the men in your life over 40 - when was the last time they were screened for prostate cancer?

WHY?

1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer, typically there are no symptoms until its spread beyond the prostate.  Regular screening is vital as prostate cancer is 90% curable if detected and treated early.  Sadly 27,000 men will die from prostate cancer in the US this year alone, don’t let it be someone you know.