Posted November 2, 2010 by jimhigley
I don’t have a prostate. And, I consider myself lucky.
Every year over 30,000 guys in our country lose their lives to prostate cancer. And, a growing number of them are young men. Were it not for a PSA blood test taken by mistake, a sharp doctor, and a lot of good luck, I would have been one of those 30,000 a few years ago.
Funny thing, this prostate cancer. It can take up glandular housekeeping and live quietly while it starts to annex itself into the rest of your body. Oftentimes, by the time you have symptoms, it’s not good.
That’s why I’m lucky. And, that’s why I care passionately about prostate cancer.
Today is November 1, the first day of “Movember.” It’s a month when guys support guys by talking about men’s health issues- prostate cancer being at the top of the list. It’s a month for guys to kick other guys in the ass and say, “Why the hell don’t you take care of yourself, man?” It’s our version of the Pink Ribbon Month and a chance to put the spotlight on our health.
One of the ways to do this is to grow a “Mo” (slang for “Mustache”) during the month of November. In doing so, you become a walking billboard for your brothers everywhere. If so inclined, you can jump on a ton of bandwagons to raise money through your efforts. More on this is available at
Stay tuned for more, er, mo information throughout the month.
In the meantime, it’s day one and I’m officially clean shaven – along with over a quarter of a million of my closest best friends. Us guys are starting to figure this stuff out.
It’s cool to take care of each other.