Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Different ways to raise awareness

As I have discussed in a few previous posts I was the sole participant of a self titled “No Shave November” which was preceded by a no shave October (just doesn’t have the same ring). While I was growing out the facial hair I had a couple of people ask me if I was doing it for Movember. At the time I responded that I didn’t know what that was.

I have since learned that Movember is an organization that is working to raise awareness of men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer. To raise awareness they invite men to grow a mustache during the month of November. It is a unique idea. Although I didn’t follow the specific participation requirements this year I did shave to make it look like I did. Next year I hope to participate by the book and collect a few sponsors. Consider yourself warned about both me asking you to sponsor me and me growing a mustache.

A much, much more traditional event to raise awareness that the whole family participated in back in September was an Ovarian Cancer walk/run. We have a family member whose mother was/is battling ovarian cancer. Our family member has been a volunteer at this event for years. There was a kids fun run that Lucy participated in.

While not pictured, as soon as she crossed the finish line she stopped turned around and gave us a look like, what is next. It made us laugh and effectively blocked a portion of the finish line with numerous other children heading straight for her.

The St. Paul Saints maschot paricipated in the run, as you can see.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go, LUCY!! Loved seeing these pictures--I think it's so great they had a Age 2-3 Division for the Fun Run...getting them started early. Would've loved to have been there!

    Love you guys,