It’s officially December and that means that Movember has come to an end. Right now I actually still have my Mo going as the Movember Galla Party for my area isn’t until Saturday night, so I’m sporting it until then.
I didn’t hit my goal of raising $500 this year and even though I’m a bit disappointed, I’m so unbelievably floored by the amount of Movember participation that I saw this year and by how much money has been raised to date, that it put a giant smile on my face.
This was my 3rd year participating in Movember and I had a lot of fun this year with my funraising. I bought some mustache cookie cutters from Fuzzy Inc and decided to do a small bake/cookie sale to raise my funds. The funny thing is that I’ve never baked before in my life. It was definitely a learning experience and I knew it was going to be, so for your viewing pleasure I decided to record my baking efforts and upload it to my YouTube page.
The cookies ended up turning out nicely and tasting great and I raised $203.50 with the bake sale and $135.00 on top of that for a total of $349.50. Not too shabby at all. Even though it is December, you can still donate to my Movember campaign.
I love Movember and everything it stands for and even though some of you don’t like the mustaches or how us men look with them, you should support Movember as well if for no other reasons than these:
- There are 177,800 new cases of cancer and 75,000 cancer deaths expected in Canada in 2011.
- In 2011 there will be more cases of prostate cancer diagnosed than breast cancer.
- After prostate cancer lung is the most common cancer in Canada.
- 5% more men will develop cancer during their lifetimes in Canada than women.
- Incident rates of cancer are highest in the Maritime provinces and Quebec.
- After cancer the leading cause of death in men is heart disease.
- Approximately 93,000 Canadian men will be diagnosed with cancer, and an estimated 39,900 men will die of cancer.
- On average, 11 Canadian men will die of prostate cancer every day.
- Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer in young men in Canada between the ages of 15-29.