Almost 6 years ago, I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. Every year since, I sport a mustache for the month of November to raise awareness for both cancer and men's health. This year is a particularly important one to me, since I will always have this pre-existing condition. Back in 2014, I was in between jobs, and fortunate enough to have had health insurance coverage. Cancer doesn't discriminate against who you are, what you look like, or what you believe in, and nobody in this country should have to go through financial hardship over it.
While I usually try to raise money for a similar mustache-oriented organization, there are a handful of cancer research efforts supported by the American Cancer Society that are in danger of being delayed by years due to a lack of funding. I'll still have the mustache all month, and Kimi will have a hard time looking at me without laughing, but I hope you can help me make a difference, whether that's through a self check, overdue (safe) doctor's appointment, or even fundraising.
I want to keep it shorter than I usually do this year. If you have the means, consider making a donation on this page. If something doesn't feel right, go have a professional check it out if it's safe to do so. Feel free to ask me about related uncomfortable topics if you're worried about going to the doctor. Grow a mustache (even if you can't) to generate zoom-oriented conversations about this stuff. Get out and MOVE - challenge yourself (or me) to a mileage challenge this month! Bonus points if you get a mustache pic on your passport like me (don't actually do this, it's challenging to travel internationally).
Stay safe. Wear a mask. Believe in science. Do your research.
AND GO VOTE!