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Bearded Griff Oct 2011I know I haven’t written a post in a while (and I frequently seem to start my posts this way), but this is important to me, and I need people to give me feedback.

I have participated in Movember in the last 2 years, and part of that has been because of family that have actually been affected by blokey cancer and partly because I think it’s manly to grow facial hair.

Now if you know me personally, or on social media, you will have noticed in the last 2 months I’ve started to let my beard grow out. Originally I was doing this because I’d seen a pic of the cast of Dwarves for the upcoming films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Hobbit: There and Back Again(2013), and decided, out of solidarity, that I would grow an appropriately Dwarfish beard for the release of the films. Yes I know that’s a really nerdy thing to do, but back in year 8, I played Oin in my middle school play version of The Hobbit.

Now, I have no gray hairs, so I’m not recreating my part in the play in real life, but I was at least planning on turning up to the films with a long flowing beard… and an Axe.

To get back on track, what has this got to do with the honorable institution of Movember? Well, my dilemma lies in the fact that I’d love to once again participate in Movember, but I didn’t think of that when I was starting on my noble quest to grow my Dwarfish beard. One of the rules of Movember is that you have to start the 1st of Movember clean shaven.

So here’s the rub.

You will decide if I’m doing Movember or not.

“How’s that?” you say.

I’ve decided that I will shave my beard, and grow a Mo for Movember if I can reach a donation target, before the end of October.

Last year, I had $335 donated through my efforts. This year, I’d love to get to $1000.

No, I don’t expect that to be donated through me by the end of October, BUT if I were to match last years donations (that’s $335 by the end of October), I’ll shave my beard and do Movember properly.

So, how do you donate?

Go to http://g.rff.me/Movember and you will find my Movember account. I will post updates here about how things are going.

Please leave a comment about whether or not you think I should shave the beard, and support the Mo.

Regards,

Griffmiester

UPDATE: Wow, straight off the bat I’ve already had one donation for $33.50 from DoubleTake. That’s 10% of the Pre-Movember target. Are you going to help force me to shave off my beard?

5 Responses to “Help me decide if I’m doing Movember 2011”

nic

October 7th, 2011 - 11:03 am

could you just shave the mo bit for movember? then you could keep the beard..

Alison

October 7th, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Now there's an idea… I don' t know about the rules for Movember. I do support going in costume to the movie releases (I am an also an incredible nerd).

Griffmiester

October 7th, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Actually. The rules state that you have to start the month clean shaven. So either I’m doing it or I’m not.
:/

Ms Fifikins

October 10th, 2011 - 5:01 pm

I'm a bit anti Movember this year ebcause of Jeff Kennett and Beyond Blue. Is there something else you could do to raise awareness (and funds!) for blokey cancers?

Ryan Moore

October 10th, 2011 - 6:40 pm

I’m all for Movember, but you can’t keep a good beard down. Keep the beard, I reckon, and donate to Movember yourself. Win win

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