As the month of November comes to an end, so does the end of Movember. I realized a couple days ago that I really haven’t done much to raise any money for the Hockey Wilderness movember group, and wanted to change that. I joined in as a Mo’ Sista for many reasons, the biggest one being that I wanted to help raise money for prostate and testicular cancer research. I also have a more personal reason for being involved in the Movember campaign.
A few people know that my dad had prostate cancer a few years ago. Luckily it was caught fairly early, but he did have to go through surgery, as well as radiation treatment five days a week for almost three months to full expel the cancer from his body. The image of my dad (who has been my hero for as long as I can remember) looking so small and frail after his surgery will be engrained in my mind for the rest of my life. Hopefully, raising some money here will keep another daughter from having to see her father in the same position. I’ve also been close to a few other people who have experienced prostate and/or testicular cancer, and I feel like cancers that affect men often get left to the wayside when it comes to cancer fundraisers.
Since I haven’t raised any money yet, I am going to throw caution to the wind and try my best to raise a decent amount in the next six days. This idea was sparked by Cornelius Hardenbergh over at Stanley Cup of Chowder and his post This Space for Rent. Everyone should head over there and get involved in his fundraiser as well. I’m changing up his idea a little however. In exchange for a donation to my Movember page, I am willing to write an article to post up here on almost any topic. There are a few rules, but for the most part I’m game for pretty much anything.
The rules/basic info
- Topics must be fairly safe for work
- While I would prefer hockey topics, I am willing to wrote about other things as well
- Any donations will be accepted, but the higher the donation, the more effort I will put into the article (not that I’d sandbag ANY article I write)
- Donations have to be in before Movember is done (before December 1st)
Make sure after you send in your donation you post your request here as well. This is mostly so that two people don’t request the same topic. You can find my Movember page here. You can also donate to any of the other guys on the Hockey Wilderness team (I make no promises that anyone else will partake in this adventure however). Let’s raise some money Wilderness (and friends)!