Thursday, October 21, 2010

Making a Difference...With My Face!

Ladies and gentlemen, I have an announcement.

No, I am not running for Mayor of Toronto. The vote is only four days away and although I feel it is more than enough time to gather my stuff together and walk away victorious…I have greater things to accomplish.

I am growing a moustache!

This is pretty monumental. I’ve never grown a moustache before. I’ve shaped a few during various creative shaving moments, only to have each one swiftly chopped off the moment my wife saw them.

No offence to moustached individuals (male or female), but my wife isn’t exactly fond of the facial throw rug. She’d rather wall to wall carpeting or hard wood floor…if you know what I mean.

So then…why am I growing one? Is Heidi dead? Are we separated? Does she not care what I look like? No. No. And…probably no. Actually, she is the one who has encouraged it…but only for a month.

MOVEMBER is fast approaching and I’m diving in face first.

For those who haven’t heard, Movember is an annual event designed to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer (the number one cancer among men).

It is a call for men to change the face of men’s health by changing their appearance. The moustache essentially becomes “the ribbon” for prostate cancer - which I think is much cooler than pinning a clump of hair to my shirt for 30 days.

I am more than excited to be taking part in this amazingly brilliant campaign that was birthed just 7 years ago, over a few beers in Australia. Quite frankly, I (and Heidi) are just happy they didn’t create “Speedovember”…even though, in a way, it would actually be slightly more relevant to the cause.

Last year, over 250,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas (“supporters” not “growers”…I think) from 10 countries raised 47 million dollars. *Note: Canada raised almost 8 million and ranked 2nd. Oh Canada!

Starting November 1st...Timmy is a Mo Bro! This means for the entire month of November…I’ll be

ROCKIN’ THE STACHE!

But…I need your help. What kind of stache should I rock?


Next week, I’ll be posting the options here Inside Timmy’s Mind and calling on you the reader to VOTE for which Stache Heidi will have to endure as I rock it for prostate cancer!

The polls will open MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 at 8:00am and remain open until SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 at 8:00pm.

The winning stache will be announced MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 8:00am and I will provide weekly updates of my stache growing journey through pictures and stories each TUESDAY.

RAISE AWARENESS:
1. Get the men in your life to rock the stache with me. Send me their pics along the way and I’ll include them in my updates.

2. Invite your friends (male or female) to VOTE next week & FOLLOW my journey here at Inside Timmy's Mind.

RAISE FUNDS:
1. DONATE online through my secure Movember profile page HERE (I'm on Team Bartender One).

Hope to see you Monday...and throughout Movember!  Let's make a difference with my face!

Have a good one,
Timmy

4 comments:

  1. You'll look awesome with a 'stache! Personally, I like the Hercule Poirot type. Thick and totally obnoxious. If you're going to do it, go big, I always say!

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  2. Thanks Sheila! That's what I figure. I'll have 10 options posted on Monday. Be sure and cast your vote. My face is in the hands of the people.

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  3. I'm looking forward to what options you'll be posting. Just don't do the Hitler 'stache. That's all I ask.

    (Ok, now that I've said that, I'm sure you'll be taken by a fit of contrariness and put it on the list anyway. :P)

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  4. Even though other people have worn that 'stache, I just couldn't bring myself to add it to the list.

    There's some good one's though. See you Monday.

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