This year however my MovemberÂ campaignÂ has hit closer to home than I ever expected. This year my Father was diagnosed with stage 2 Colon Cancer and has started his fight to become Cancer free. It has been aÂ toughÂ andÂ emotionalÂ road. That being said I’m making it my Mission to let people know the need to get checked out by your primary care giver for Prostate , Testicular, and other Cancers . As men we some times think we areÂ unstoppableÂ and Â invincible, but sadly by the time many finally agree to get checked out and tested it’s to late.
So how can you get involved? I’m glad you asked
Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean-shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of menâ€™s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala PartÃ©s held around the world by Movember, for Movember.”
And where exactly dose all the money go you ask
Of the funds raised in the US, 82.3% has been committed to programs supporting prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. 67.2% was donated to Movemberâ€™s menâ€™s health partners, theÂ Prostate Cancer FoundationÂ (37.3%) andÂ LIVESTRONGFoundationÂ (29.9%), 15.1% has been committed to programs run by the Movember Foundation.
Movember also has an official android app to help you tack your donations and how much you haveÂ fun raised. It alsoÂ allows youÂ to view the leader boards of who hasÂ fund-raisedÂ the most so far. Our goal is to be on the top and show people how much impact the Android community can have across the globe.
Here is the deal. Our AndroidSPIN Mo Bros page is live and available for all who wish to join. It is simple to register and simple to get involved. The more the merrier. There will be a number of AndroidSPIN team membersÂ activelyÂ involved in Movemeber and we will be pushing for people to make small donations. To sweeten the pot and get our Android friends involved a bit more, we have a special prize lined up. The Mo Bro team member that raises the most funds for the month will have their choice of a Phorus Speaker orÂ Receiver. Free and clear, shipped to your doorstep by Phorus. Pretty sweet deal right. All you have to do is join our Mo Bros team, shave on the 1st and make it 30 days growing out aÂ mustache while recruiting others and getting donations. It is a double win really.
- Join our AndroidSPIN Mo Bros TEAM here
- Download the official MOVEMBER app
- Send us updated pics of yourÂ mustache if you want , or if your a Mo Sista send us pic of your fake stache or finger stache. We will post them on the main page for all to view.
- And the big THING, tell your friends, your family, your boss, your church, EVERY ONE toÂ donateÂ andÂ raiseÂ money to fight Prostate and testicular Cancer.
- TopÂ earnerÂ that isn’t already a AndroidSPIN staff member, will win a Phorus Speaker orÂ ReceiverÂ (Your Choice)
P.S. We are a U.S Based team, therefore all participants for our team will need to reside in the U.S. in order to partake in our team and for the grand prize offering of the Phorus unit. Looking at the leader boards already before the stache growing even begins, the U.S. and our team is WAY behind.
More awesome news. Since we areÂ runningÂ the U.S. side of things, we starting talking with some overseas friends. Now if you are in the U.K. you can support the cause through DroidHorizon. Feel free to join Ste Boyde’s team or just help spread the word on the U.K. side of things, there you go.