I first got acquainted with Movember in June 2010. It was one of those seemingly unrelated series of events that set the fate wheels in motion and by October 2010, I was part of the Canadian side of the Movember Digital Challenge as the Assistant Captain of the Ottawa Chapter (Movember YOW).
That’s how I got to meet a certain Le Clown who was the Captain of the Montreal Chapter (Movember YUL) which by the way, broke all sorts of records that year.
I had a great time, got to meet a lot of wonderful people, got to attend both the Toronto and Montreal Galas and managed to raise more than $1000 all by myself! (I honestly can’t remember how much my team raised but it was nowhere as near as the wildly successful Movember YUL)
One of the activities I enjoyed the most was my Mo Tour™, where I wore a moustache for a full day and went around Ottawa talking about Movember. Also – for a $10 donation, people could have a picture of me taken at the place of their choice which I would then post on Facebook and Twitter. It was a good day!
I had a great time that year and like I said, I got to meet a lot of wonderful people.
Some quotes from my friends about the Mo Tour™:
“spent the day with a beautiful but, partially crazed woman who wore a moustache everywhere we went. It’s was all in fun, for fundraising and awareness of the MOVEMBER campaign for Prostate Cancer……ahhh, the things I do for the women I love….”
“I don’t know how you manage to make wearing a moustache hot, but you do”
A few things conspired last year to make me miss Movember but I’m happy to be able to contribute again this year with Bloggers for Movember!
- Bloggers for Movember – Update! (clownonfire.wordpress.com)
- Movember App Turns Your Mustache Growth Into an Animated GIF [VIDEO] (mashable.com)
- MOVEMBER: Canada the leader in growing facial hair, raising funds for men’s health (vancouverdesi.com)
- Bloggers for Movember (clownonfire.wordpress.com)