Monday, November 11, 2013

The Mighty Movember!

I realized that I'd been taking part of this, but hadn't yet mentioned it on the blog, so I'm correcting that now...

I'm raising money this month for men's health research and programs through the "Movember" effort! Movember began in 2004 and is a non-profit organization that raises funds for various cancer research and cancer support programs, focused on cancers that particularly affect men. The gimmick for the whole thing is that all participants shave on November 1st, and grow a moustache only during the month, while raising funds for the effort.

No, I'm not showing you a picture of me wearing only a moustache. Sorry. :) It's pretty bad...

I am part of a work-centered team called the Turbine-Powered Moustaches. Since I work as a Community Specialist, I have the ability to speak to a larger audience, and decided that I'd ask the Dungeons & Dragons Online community for help. I put up some community-based incentives to donate, and so far the response has been great! As of the time of this writing, I've raised more than $1200 for the effort, and have been humbled by the stories people have told me when donating. For some folks, Dungeons & Dragons Online helped them get through tough times when either they or a loved one went through cancer treatment, while others donated in memory of lost family members. It's been very emotional, and I really do thank everyone who has made the sacrifice to donate. Even a couple of dollars makes a difference!

If you'd like to learn more:

Movember -
My Movember page -
The Turbine-Powered Moustaches -
If you are a DDO player and want to find out more about the incentives -!

Thanks everyone!


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