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It’s Movember!

Movember is a world wide, month long event to raise money in the fight against prostate cancer.  Participants (like myself) start the month clean shaven, and then spend Movember growing a moustache … which we hope prompts friends to throw in a few dollars!  (Maybe in sympathy!)

I first participated two years ago, and here I am back again doing my bit with my “Mo Bros” … a brotherhood united in a this cause.

One issue I have, is that I am always doing something or other for charity and so my friends will soon stop picking up the phone when they see my name on call display … what is he collecting for this time?   

There are SO many good causes and we all have to pick and choose which to support, but many of us can afford to donate another $20 or $50 here and there … so I am asking everyone to dig deep and help out!  Any donation is appreciated.

You can donate on my personal Movember home page and I will be grateful for any amount! 


Kevin Dee is CEO of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)

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One thought on “It’s Movember!

  1. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.

    The prostate is a gland found only in men and is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer occurs when cells within the prostate grow uncontrollably, creating small tumours. The term “cancer” refers to a condition in which the regulation of cell growth is lost and cells grow uncontrollably. Most cells in the body are constantly dividing, maturing and then dying in a tightly controlled process. Unlike normal cells, instead of dying, as they should cancer cells outlive normal cells and continue to form new, abnormal cells.

    Prostate Cancer Canada advises men and their doctors take the time to discuss the merits of prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood testing followed by a digital rectal examination (DRE) for early detection of prostate cancer.

    The Stats About Prostate Cancer:

    · Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It accounts for over a quarter (27%) of new cancer cases in men.

    · 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the threat is greater for those with a family history of the disease.

    · Prostate cancer is over 90% curable -if detected and treated in its earliest stages.

    · Incidence and mortality rates for prostate cancer in men are similar to those of breast cancer in women.

    · 25,500 Canadian men will be diagnosed this year alone.

    · It is a far greater threat for those with a family history of prostate cancer.

    · Prostate cancer develops as a result of dietary, environmental and heredity factors however more research is needed to identify its specific causes and to prevent the disease.

    So support the men and donate to your favourite Movember participant and you too will help raise awareness about prostate cancer.

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