As I blogged and tweeted this month, I've been throwing my hat in with the Movember movement this month, and grown a mustache to "change the face" of Men's cancer.
First, I want to take a minute to thank all the contributors who contributed, and sponsored my 'stache-growing effort. (I'm sorry to say that I was SO anxious to get rid of it this morning that I forgot to take a picture before I shaved it. Sorry...)
Everyone gave proportional to their means, and I'm happy to have been the recipient of their charitable gift. I'm also pleased that the Movember organization is doing this. I've been happy to be part of this because I've often thought women have been better organized when it comes to breast cancer, etc., and I thought "Ok, here's the guys getting their act together. Kudos to the organizers."
I'm also proud to be part of the Fu Man Drupal Movember team. Once checks snail-mailed-in are credited (including a $1k check I forwarded Wednesday), we'll have raised right around $25,000 for men's cancer causes - Livestrong and the Prostate Cancer Fund. As I write this, our team is sitting at rank #16 across all US teams of 11 people or more. Once the checks and a couple of straggler contributions are credited, I wouldn't be surprised if we end up at #15. A pretty amazing accomplishment for a team of 27 guys from a 75-person startup. We even raised more than Google's team did.
Last night, the Movember organization threw a "Gala Party" in many cities around the world. I went to the Boston party.
And, while I don't want to be a party pooper and write a downer blog post, last night's Party is an area I think the organizers haven't got it quite right yet, and somebody somewhere should say something. So I'll nominate myself.