Saturday, November 21, 2015

Movember

I grew moustaches and beards a couple of times in my twenties and thirties, but I’ve now had a beard continuously since 2001. Yes, I keep it trimmed - often brutally so - but it’s been a part of me for the last quarter of my life.

So it was quite a shock all round when it came off for Movember.

For those of you who may not know, Movember is a global charity aimed at improving men’s health by funding programs in areas such as prostate and testicular cancer.

My group at work has registered an official Movember team - the Service BC Sidekicks. Check out our team’s fundraising progress here: http://moteam.co/service-bc-sidekicks

Meanwhile, here is a quick view of my facial progress:

At the start of November - who said Halloween was over?
 One week in:
And today. Yeah, I know I look drunk. I'm not, but maybe the camera is trying to tell me something:

Normal service will be resumed in December.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Ian .. it's a bit daunting ... this should have happened for Halloween - not Thanksgiving! I know the UK and Canada 'do' neither ... but ... well done for entering Movember ... fun photos to see ... cheers Hilary

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  2. I might be able to grow a moustache in a month. Maybe!

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  3. I have to admit I'm not a fan of facial hair. I'd be willing to sponsor someone in November for NOT growing any.

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  4. I'd wish you happy facial hair growing, but that sounds weird. I'm all for neatly trimmed beards though. Sounds like a great cause.

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  5. Good on you for doing this for charity! Beards are all the go again!

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  6. Hilary, Canada does do Thanksgiving - in a big way - but it happens in October here not November and without the overblown hype :)

    Alex, I guess I take after my Dad - apparently he used to be able to grow a beard in a matter of days, although I've never known him without.

    Delores, my wife is so used to it she doesn't like to see me clean-shaven now.

    Jean, neatly-trimmed beard will be back next month.

    Denise, I don't know what's in or out of fashion, over here I see all styles all the time.

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  7. Good luck on your fundraising! The beard looks great.

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  8. You should keep it going!!! Grow a stache of epic proportions!!! I would if I could... Then I'd become a carnie...

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  9. LOL! Valerie - too late, the excess has been trimmed back and the beard is filling the gap once more. I've decided I don't like shaving my chin.

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  10. Huh, didn't know you had facial hair. This is a worthy cause to regrow it for.

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  11. Donna, it is there in my profile photo, just not very obvious because it's so short...and grey :)

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