I want to take this opportunity to give everyone an update on Movember, a charity which raises money for prostate cancer research. As I explained earlier in the month, this is a cause which has hit close to home for me, which is why I am so thankful for the support the BC community has given me in this endeavor.
Above is what my dad and I looked like last night, the first time we've seen each other since Movember started. We're currently having a debate as to who's mustache is better, so I've started a poll to the right of the screen (please vote for me!). Of course, neither of us stack up to the greatness of my grandfather's mustache, but then again, no one does.
As of this morning, we have raised $745 dollars for prostate cancer research and counseling. That's nearly 75% of our goal, but we need your help to make it an even $1,000 dollars. Please consider donating in order to help find a cure. Almost all of us know someone who has been effected by prostate cancer, and this is our opportunity to make a difference.
Second, I want to say something quickly about the BC community. I've been at BC for six years now, and I am constantly amazed at how generous, empathetic, and strong the BC community is. When I started telling people that I was doing Movember to raise money for cancer research, I expected my dad to join in and for a few of my friends to throw in a few dollars. I didn't expect that three of my friends and one Jesuit would join with us in growing mustaches, but they did, and I'm incredibly thankful for their support. Here's a picture of Father and I from a few days ago...
Thank you to those who have already given and to those who will decide to give this week. Special thanks also to the guys over at BCI for helping me get the word out about this. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!