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Movember - No Shave November

Updated on November 6, 2016
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Movember Foundation Fundraiser

Hey Y'all. Thanks for joining me on my Movember challenge to put a face on men's health. Whether you are a Mo Bro or Mo Sis, your voice is an important part of this movement.

Every November, a band of perfectly ordinary men take on the brave task of Movember, growing a moustache for charity in a bid to raise awareness about men's health - prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues such as depression and suicide.

Like breast cancer awareness, Movember is a global movement.

Mo Sis's assist Mo Bro's by making noise and nudging men to get checked! They also fundraise to help the Movember Foundation with their research to support Men's Health.

Or Mo Sis's could grow facial hair, which is optional. Hey, ain't nothing wrong with being a bit of a rebel.

Mo Sis Sunshine

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Sunshine's Mo Walk for November 4th, 2016

Local Friends - Save the Date: Friday, November 4th for Avalon's first Mo Walk!

  • We will meet in front of Smallcakes at 6:20pm.
  • We will walk around the lake across from Smallcakes (or the Bistro) 3 times which equals one mile (not mandatory, just a challenge).
  • Wear a shade of blue (unless I already contacted you).
  • Donations to Movember are appreciated. My goal is to raise $200.00 but I have no problem with raising much more!
  • I will have "Get Checked" stickers and blue Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF.org) wristbands for the first 50 walkers. Maybe I'll bring along a bit of facial hair too!
  • Publix will be donating blue balloons for the first 12 kids.
  • 30 minutes of your time to help educate others on Men's Health will be worth it.
  • Fun is expected. Bring your spouse, kids, neighbors, mailman etc...

This will be the first Mo Walk in Avalon Park, hopefully this will become a new tradition. We could only get bigger and better while we save lives!

Once this challenge is completed I hope that you help to further spread the message to "GET CHECKED" throughout the month and year.

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What Are The Benefits Of Movember?

Men feel more at ease to discuss health issues in a relaxed environment. November is their time to spread the word.

To encourage their fellow bros that their health not only affects them, but those who love them. So men should get checked not only for yourselves, but for your families.

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Why Do I Advocate For Movember?

For Team Cap! I am continuing on the tradition my late husband and I began 6 years ago. Dave looked forward to No Shave November as his way of raising awareness for Men's Health in a fun way.

Dave passed away in 2015 from Prostate Cancer, but I told him I would continue to make noise. Also because he knew I had a knack for making noise and raising awareness for important causes.

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      Paula 5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      LOve the style of your Stache, GF! Nice job. Where's your Goat-tee? CANCER SUCKS.

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      Martie Coetser 5 months ago from South Africa

      May you raise a lot of money on Friday, November 4th, dear Linda. Barend will probably shave his head again. Mmm, maybe I should follow suit. Go figure!

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 months ago from Texas

      Linda,

      Your Movember hair is one heck of a way

      To make all folks aware

      That cancer is the enemy

      Weather balking or hair down to there

      I hope you raise a million bucks

      Cause cancer takes the life right out of you

      Leaving loved ones not knowing what to do

      I'm glad that you are one of the ones that do

      May good fortune attach itself to you

      Blessings and hugs always.

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      Maria Jordan 5 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thanks for continuing to spread awareness for men's health, dear Sunshine.

      I know the Captain is smiling down on your continued promise.

      Love you, MM

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 months ago from Orlando, FL

      My first Mo Walk was a SUCCESS! Thank you for your support!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 months ago from Central Florida

      Linda, I'm so sorry I'm just now reading this. I love that you're starting your own tradition for the movement. I happen to be partial to men with facial hair. What better reason to grow some than for men's health awareness?

      How many participants showed up for the walk? How much were you able to raise for the cause?

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Sha! I had about 40 participants and raised $365.00! I sent $200 to the Movember Foundation and $165 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The walk was a success!!

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