I am extremely proud to call myself Canadian for hundreds, maybe even thousands of reasons. Just when I thought the list couldn’t get any longer, I am proud to add “we’re epic fundraisers” to the list.
As most of you know by now, Movember is all about growing dirty mustaches to raise awareness about men’s cancers and raising money to help abolish cancer in the process. I am happy to say that I have decided to take an active role in Movember this year and am happy to be a part of two awesome teams: Mustache Men B.C. and, much more broadly, Team Canada (currently at the top of the Movember fundraising leaderboards).
So far Movember has meant growing a very dirty mustache (patchy because of a hot oil spill on my face when I was younger),and running a Casual-Friday-by-donation.
My goal for my first year fundraising is $200 and I am almost there. If you would like to help me reach my goal and say a big “FU” to cancer please visit my donation page.
As you can see in the image above, Team Canada is currently the biggest fundraiser in the world with already over $17 million dollars raised to crush men’s cancers! This is particularly impressive seeing as we have raised twice as much as the US despite having a small population. As Canadians we should be proud of our collective efforts and everyone should be proud of a campaign that is already so successful with almost half the month still to go. Team Cancer is taking a bruising thanks to Team Canada!
To everyone growing a stash despite the looks they have been receiving from passers-by, I say keep up the good work and don’t worry, it gets fuller!