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A November to Movember.

Huh?

Movember is a fund raising effort for the fight against and cure for prostate cancer.

the clean shave...nov 1.

It’s also a great way to get people involved and create a sense of brotherhood.  The basics are pretty basic.  You start the month of November by cleanly shaving your face.  Mine had a goatee for about 8 years we’re thinking.

Then you start growing your moustache.  You can use a variety of shapes, but the ‘sections’ can’t be joined…ie you can’t grow a beard.  I’m going for a moustache and soul patch look.  Here’s what it looks like tonight, 7 days in and last week, the day of the clean shave.

Given what my Dad is going through with colon cancer, I thought this was close enough.  In essence, his close shave and current fight with cancer and my Mom’s past close shaves and current battle with leukemia could certainly inspire a little close shave of my own.

nov 8

For a little fun and more info, check our team page as a bunch of great BCIT’ers are in on this.  Dave Pinton is our fearless captain and has even put together a video.  You can watch and vote here.

I will reveal a weekly moustache view as we approach the end of the month and the end of Movember…cause I know you would really appreciate that.  I know Ingrid does…(not)!

The other reason I am happy to be involved is the sense of brotherhood that occurs when a bunch of guys do stupid things together.  Yup, that’s what guys do.  My work gang has been incredibly gracious to me (and Ingrid) over the past 7 months and it’s great to simply be part of the crew.

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

2 replies on “A November to Movember.”

Dude! I’m 11 days in to a wicked MO. If it looked any better, I’d drive a panel van with AC/DC blasting and still have my mullet!

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