Posts Tagged ‘livestrong foundation’

Movember

Hey fellas, did you shave yesterday? How about this morning? Even your upper lip? If so, other guys have a head start, so you’ll have some catching up to do for the month.

This month, like the eleventh month of the past several years, has been re-named Movember. It is the Month of the Moustache, that hirsute time when men the world over adorn their frenulums (or is it frenula?) with fur to bring cheeky attention to cancers that affect men and other male health issues. It is the testosterone answer to pink ribbons, never in opposition to, but in addition to…

The Mo Bros get conversations going and raise funds by getting sponsors for their folicle folly. This year, funds raised by mustachioed males go to support:

Prostate Cancer Foundation
LIVESTRONG, The Lance Armstrong Foundation
Awareness & Education
Global Action Plan

So be sure, as the cold November winds begin to howl, that you keep your lip warm, and proudly display your support for Movember. Last year, over 1.1 million men worldwide took the Movember challenge–that’s a lot of attention paid to men’s health, and a lot of donations.

Go, grow, and talk about men’s health.

The 28 Can’t Wait

Around the world, there are about 28 million cancer survivors–a number, like all life statistics, that is in flux…but with our support, we can slow down the fluctuation in this particular demographic. Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG does more than just make those ubiquitous yellow rubber bracelets–they empower the cancer community to meet unmet needs of survivors. It is an organization with priorities generated from the inside out. The survivor perspective is not the same as the doctor/researcher perspective, and LIVESTRONG is focused on improving the todays that survivors have, with specific goals for certain groups of survivors (the needs of a kid with cancer are different from those of a senior citizen). To bring awareness, the newest super-catchy campaign is “The 28 Can’t Wait.”

LIVESTRONG depends on volunteers on many levels. If you are in (or visiting) the Austin, Texas area, the LIVESTRONG offices put volunteers to work keeping the group going, and nationwide, advocates and activists have more than enough to do, plus huge annual events, like runs, walks, rides, and triathlons, are only as successful as the volunteer teams making them possible. Find ways to get involved here, or lend your support here.

The time to conquer cancer is now–the 28 can’t wait.

#beatcancer Today

This is easy…

Last year, a Guinness World Record was set by Everywhere, out of Atlanta, Georgia, for the “Most Widespread Social Network Message” with #beatcancer. In 24 hours the one-word phrase #beatcancer set the record contributing to the 209,771 unique mentions on Twitter, Facebook, and blog posts.

Today, at 9AM PST, noon on the East Coast, this year’s 24-hour period begins—a chance to participate to beat the World Record AND raise some money for the cause.

To participate simply add the hashtag #beatcancer (all one word) to any tweet, Facebook status update, or blog post. That’s it. Anyone who adds this phrase ensures that in addition to a world record, money will be donated to further the efforts of selected non-profit cancer organizations. PayPal and SWAGG will donate a nickel for every mention to the organizations LIVESTRONG Foundation, Bright Pink, and Stand Up To Cancer.

So what are you waiting for? Post away.