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Once Again – Movember is BACK!!

MG-SLS1012-Movember-Campaign-Support-Icon-Mo-YellowMost of you remember last year when I grew a Moustache for the third time in my entire life. It still ranks as one of the worst experiences in my life. But I was able to raise over $400 for the third straight year to support men’s health programs. And I had a great deal of fun with it the entire month. Those end of season swim team pictures look great!

Well, I am going to do it again. My only rule is that if you are going to make fun of me, you have to donate to the cause. This includes people that live in my house and those with the same last name living on my block.

I’d like you to support me as I fight the good fight. You can donate to my moustache by:

1. Donating online at http://mobro.co/kylebedalov
2. Writing a check to ‘Movember’, referencing my registration ID: 4877585 and mailing it to: Movember US, P.O. Box 1595, Culver City, CA 90232

Your donation will support world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer. These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. To find out more, visit the programs section of Movember’s website: http://us.movember.com/programs

Thanks for supporting Movember and helping us change the face of men’s health.

I will post more updates during Movember.

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Movember is BACK

We are in the middle of #BreastCancerAwareness Month, and the Women’s Swim team did a fantastic job selling T shirts in September in preparation. We sold over 125 T Shirts with the proceeds all going to the Susan G. Komen foundation of SE Wisconsin.

But now November is right around the corner. And that brings us back to Movember!!

The past two years I have actively grown a mustache. And although the family supports what I am doing, I am pretty sure they all hate the mustache. Maybe Michelle can write a post on her new blog site on how much she does not like it 🙂

It all starts November 1st!

Movember2014The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. They achieve this by challenging men to grow, and women to support, mustaches during Movember to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

Of the funds raised in the US in 2013, 83.8% has been committed to programs supporting prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. The Movember team is proud of the high percentage of funds committed to programs, which is above international best practice of 80% of funds raised invested in programs.

This Movember, I’ve committed my upper lip once again to help change the face of men’s health by growing a mustache, now I need your support: http://mobro.co/kylebedalov.

I’m passionate about this cause because too many men are dying unnecessarily from testicular cancer, the most common cancer in young men. Current treatments for testicular cancer are pretty good, but pretty good is just not good enough.

The Movember Foundation is working around the clock and around the world to improve the lives of men and their families affected by testicular cancer. I need your support to fund this important work. Together, we can create a world where no man dies of testicular cancer.

You can donate by:
– Donating online at http://mobro.co/kylebedalov

OR

– Writing a check to ‘Movember’, referencing my registration ID: 4877585 and mailing it to:  Movember, P.O. Box 1595, Culver City, CA 90232

The past two years I was able to raise $400 each year.  Hopefully with your generous support I will once again be able to reach that goal.

 


Movember is BACK

Most of you remember last year when I grew a Moustache for the first time in my entire life.  It was pretty close to one of the worst experiences in my life.  🙂 But I was able to raise $415 to support men’s health programs.  And I had a great deal of fun with it the entire month.MO13-Flag

Well, I am going to do it again!  And I even purchased moustache ear rings for Michelle so she can support me in the fun as well.  My only rule is that if you are going to make fun of me, you have to donate to the cause.  This includes people that live in my house and those with the same last name living on my block.

I’d like you to support me as I fight the good fight. You can donate to my moustache by:

1. Donating online at http://mobro.co/kylebedalov
2. Writing a check to ‘Movember’, referencing my registration ID: 4877585 and mailing it to: Movember US, P.O. Box 1595, Culver City, CA 90232

Your donation will support world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer. These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. To find out more, visit the programs section of Movember’s website: http://us.movember.com/programs

Thanks for supporting Movember and helping us change the face of men’s health.

I will keep a picture diary on my Flickr account at http://is.gd/1A9Lh9.  The starting picture is when I shaved at the end of last Movember.


Things I learned during Movember

Movember 30So I spent the entire month of November growing a moustache for prostate and testicular cancer awareness. It was an adventure to say the least.

Here is what I learned during the month.

  1. I have some great friends that were able to donate to the cause. Your support means a great deal to me. Even if some of you wanted me to grow out a handle bar like Rollie Fingers and others wanted me to make it to New Year’s.
  2. Spell check has a hard time with the spelling of moustache. It can also be mostache.
  3. It is a lot more work than I thought it would be.  Constant maintenance slowed me down in the morning.  It threw off my entire morning routine.
  4. Just like a ton of things in life, having the correct tools makes the job easier. I bought a Wahl trimmer and it helped tremendously in shaping and trimming.
  5. I should have cleaned it up earlier than in the third week. Once I cleaned it up a bit if started taking better shape. A lesson learned for next year.
  6. Everyone has an opinion on what type you should grow.  Even those who have never grown one.
  7. Most women, including my wife, daughter, and Mom, did not care for it at all.  I did get a ton of good laughs from others.
  8. I read an article to use conditioner to soften the hair and skin around. Problem is I am not that metro guy that has some conditioner, so I used my wife’s.  I did not realize that the ‘stach would carry the smell of her conditioner all day long. So the business side of me thinks there has to be a niche market do fragrance smelling conditioner for men.Movember 30 THE END  Maybe a pizza or steak smell??

Thanks everyone for the support. It was fun and I am already thinking of ways to make it better next year.

There is still time to donate at http://mobro.co/kylebedalov


Movember Update

Just wanted to drop a note to thank all of you that have donated thru this posting. Those include: Cathie, Dave, Paul, Hannah, Bill and Vikki, Steve, Keith and Shiloh, Randy, and Dan.

It means a great deal to me that you have taken time and money to make a conscious choice to make fun of my mustache…er, I mean support the cause.

Here is a little slide show of the ‘stach through the 14th.

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2012 Movember, a set on Flickr.


Movember

We just finished an awesome month of October with a big donation to Leroy Butler Foundation for Breast Cancer support.  You can read more about what our team did at this article written by the Waukesha Patch

But now it is Movember.

Men’s health is a cause that I am passionate about as well.  But in order to make a difference I need your help. My commitment is to grow a moustache for the month of November and by changing my appearance, raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

And as most of you know this is going to be a challenge for me.  I have never had facial hair.  EVER! 

After 4 days, this is what I have done so far.  It may not look like much but it is going strong!

I am asking you to help support my personal journey by making a donation. The size of the donation isn’t important, every little bit helps Movember continue its funding of world-class programs.  Besides it will be fun to see how well I can grow out this bad boy!!

To highlight the importance of what I am doing, take a look at these statistics:
•  1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
•  This year 242,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
•  This year 8,290 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer

If you’d like to help change these statistics, please donate to me by:
*Donating online at: http://mobro.co/kylebedalov
*Writing a check payable to ‘Movember’, referencing my Registration ID: 4877585 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 2726, Venice CA 90294-2726

For more details, take a look at the Programs We Fund section on the Movember website: http://us.movember.com/about/funding-overview/

Thank you in advance for supporting my efforts to change the face of men’s health.

Movember is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity, donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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