The short answer: to draw attention to myself so that I can raise money for Movember, a fundraising effort to generate monies for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s health issues. Think of it as the male version of breast cancer awareness month.
Before this goes any further, you can donate to this very good cause by going to my MoBro site.
The long answer I’ll cover over the next 30 days of blogging and showing the progress of my moustache.
Getting to this point wasn’t easy. It required shaving off my beloved goatee. But the message of Movember is that everyone has been touched by cancer and its our responsibility to do something about it.
To answer the question as to why I’m growing a moustache, reason #1 is my father. He was diagnosed 12 years ago, shortly before I met my wife. The doctor successfully removed the cancer that same year. I’m just forever grateful that he cared enough about all of us to get regular checkups and took action when it was detected.
In the 12 years since, I could not imagine my father not being around to watch me get married and become a father myself.
Reason number one why I’m going to grow a ridiculous looking moustache is Domenic D’Eramo.
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