For the last few years since I realized that I was able to grow facial hair, I considered participating in Movember but there was always an excuse why I couldn’t participate. Well this year is different, at school I have challenged my students to learn about those things that interest them most in a project called #genius where students are doing everything from testing the aerodynamics of pop bottle rockets to creating and marketing their own candy. I thought amongst many others ideas that my pet project would be my moustache and the I would work towards fundraising for men’s health by participating in Movember for my very first time and why not support the cause.
The statistics say,
• 1 in 7 men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime and 1 in 28 will die of it.
• A man dies from prostate cancer every 22 minutes.
• In 2013, 23,600 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed and 3,900 men will die of prostate cancer.
• Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men.
• The incidence rates are nearly double in African Canadian men.
• If detected and treated early, there is a 95 percent survival rate associated with prostate cancer.
So the journey begins,
Day one was easy, I can shave, I’ve done it before many of times. My wedding, family photos, when I wake up and feel like I have the energy too. The result was a baby soft face that I had not seen in more than a year.
Day two, three, four and five have past. Have not had the urge to shave yet. The itching they say sets in during the first few days, not even a challenge. I mean, I typically shave once or twice a week, I am use to the two or three days on initial growth.
Day six on, what will become of my moustache? So far I’ve got a light fuzz, what for years I expected to be the maximum of my abilities to grow facial hair. I however, have come to realize that I am capable of much more.
Support ‘Mo’cause… @ http://bit.ly/1fihgqR
Style, yet to be determine, what do you think?