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Hi guys,



I'm sorry that this may come across as spam to some, but this is a really important cause (and I have been and will continue to be involved on this site for CX purposes!).



This Movember, the month formerly known as November, I’ve decided to donate my face to raising awareness about prostate cancer. My donation and commitment is the growth of a moustache (and the fallout with my fiance associated with this!) for the entire month of Movember, which I know will generate conversation, controversy and laughter.



I’m doing this because 4,400 men die of prostate cancer in Canada each year and one in six men will be diagnosed during his lifetime. In fact, my kind old neighbour Pete was just recently diagnosed, so this is in part for him. This is a cause that I feel passionately about and I’m asking you to support my efforts by making a donation to Prostate Cancer Canada.



To help, you can either:



* Click this link http://ca.movember.com/mospace/914884/ and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account

* Write a cheque payable to Prostate Cancer Canada, referencing my name or Registration Number 914884 and mailing it to: Prostate Cancer Canada, Suite 306 145 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1E3, Canada.



All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.



For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please visit: http://ca.movemberfoundation.com/research-and-programs.



Thank you in advance for helping me to support men’s health. (And justifying it to my fiance...she can't bug me about my 'stache much if I do good for a good cause!)
 
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Good on yah......Movember is gaining awareness all over.....I have done the ride for Dad in Durham region Ontario



Where are you located ?



Fill in your location and other data it will show a bit more legitimacy......Just my opinion.
 

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Thanks for the tip. Sorry about that, never got around to updated my profile and avatar after the forum switch.
 

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my dad died of prostrate cancer. Was only mid 60's. Was mis diagnosed and it metasticized and spread all over hell. It's no fun having the doc shove his finger up your ass cuz it makes you feel like you re peeing your pants but, that and the blood test are pretty good things to have done. One time I had a lady doc do my exam and out of anxiety I squeezed my you know what so tight she couldn't get her tiny finger in. I guess I wasted my co pay on that trip. Anyway, you guys out there get yourselves checked. It could save your life. Just watch out for the lady docs!
 
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Just made my donation to you Ryan.................my dad also had it ,had surgery and was never right after but he did live for another 15 years,get it caught early and you have a good chance...........the "Finger" is never pleasant ,(well maybe to some)but it is better then the consequences..........



Ryan grow a better stach then mine................
 

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Thanks so much for the kind donation, tjjkc. Saw it this morning and wanted to thank whoever it was, glad you spoke up. Thanks again!



There is a "before" pic (albeit a little bit scruffy) on my Mo page at the link above, I'll keep you guys posted with progress.



I'm an RN student, so I definitely have to agree that prevention is a much better option than treatment!
 

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Ryan, good for you! Keith is also a big supporter of the cause through his ride for Dad efforts. Since I am a prostate cancer survivor he kindly gave me one of his Ride for Dad caps. It was with me on my ride across Canada in 08. Mine was caught early and was treated by implanting radioactive "seeds" (tiny bits of tittanium with a radioactive substance in it) in the gland. The worst thing was I could not hold any of my grandchildren in my lap for about a month. Oh and I had to endure teasing from my wife, something about the glow from a part of my body keeping her awake at night!

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I`m glad to see so much support for prostate cancer. I`m lucky in that so far I`m home free. Not bad for my age I guess. My new doctor is a lady who just finished her residency and took over the practice of my former doctor, who was a male. As a result of some unwanted incidents when I was a teen, it made my skin crawl to have him touch me - anyplace. I feel much more comfortable with my new doctor. Keep up the good work you guys and gals.
 
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