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Friday, November 18, 2011

Guest Post: The Month of Movember

Movember first caught our attention when Sam Brunson over at Times And Seasons announced he'd shaved his beard of two-and-a-half years. Then, we watched GUYDE's Movember Edition, reminding us to check our balls (medically speaking, of course). Finally, after receiving a guest post from Marcus, we knew we could ignore Movember no mo.

Marcus Lane was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and served his mission in Guatemala City. He spends his days running tree-lined streets and listening to his favorite tunes to prepare for marathons, half marathons and 10K's. He is married to his tall blonde dream girl and they have a two year-old son and another baby in the oven who will be making a grand entrance in February of 2012. Marcus writes on his personal family blog, The Shields Riot, where he updates his readers on the family's travels, humor, thoughts and other meaningless adventures. You can read Marcus' first guest post here or check out his Movember page here.

Haven't you always wanted to sport a manly look like Ned Flanders, Tom Selleck or Hulk Hogan? Apparently I have, because during this month, the month of November, I am participating in Movember. Movember is changing the face of men's health, one moustache at a time, and this year I chose to be a part of it. Basically, you shave your face on Halloween and then over the next 30 days you grow and groom a moustache of your liking. Because of your new look people will ask questions. Your response should be that you are helping to raise awareness for prostate/testicular cancer and for men's health in general. You can also tell them that they can donate to this great cause by visiting your Movember website.

This is my first year participating in this great cause and I am sure I will be doing it every year from here on out. (Although my wife might have another opinion about this) Now that I can actually grow a moustache, I feel like it is my duty and responsibility to participate and to help others become aware of what is happening with men's health.

I have been growing my moustache for almost two weeks now and it is definitely noticeable. It is great to see people's reactions when they notice it. Some people will take a second look, while others will straight up ask me, "What's with the moustache?" Last weekend I attended a fancy-schmancy Political Gala in Salt Lake City, where a gentleman in his freshly rented tuxedo straight up asked me why I had a moustache and if my wife liked it. I told him about Movember and what it means and that my wife did not condone the stash, but was still supportive. He was very intrigued and fascinated and will hopefully be participating next week and I hope you will too!

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