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movember 2017 – here I grow again

Peter K. O'Connell Movember 2017

The first of November is both a happy and sad day in my house, none of which has anything to do with Halloween candy.

With the return of Movember, most of the people in my house are happy that I am whisker-free for one full day. Everyone in my family hates (underline h-a-t-e-s) my facial hair. However, I was also told numerous times by that same group that I look weird without my whiskers.

They are also sad to know that for the rest of the month I will be growing it back.

Movember logo_250But the shaving and regrowth come with a purpose. Movember is celebrating its 10-year fundraising anniversary in the U.S., bring attention to and directing funds towards critical men’s health issues including: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

I only participate in one charity event per year and this is it.

If you would be willing to donate, that would be great.

Here is a link to MY MOVEMBER PAGE.

Thank you for your generous consideration.

movember 2016 – raising money for the guys

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I looked up what the anniversary would be for a sixth anniversary.

It’s candy or iron. What?

It’s no wonder wives often get mad at husbands on wedding anniversaries…look at our gift choices.

“Dear, for our anniversary, would you like a Snickers bar or this I-beam strapped to the back of my 18 wheeler?”

Voice Talent Peter K. O'Connell on his first day of MOVEMBER 2016, growing facial hair in support of Men's Health Problems including Cancer and Mental Health

Voice Talent Peter K. O’Connell on his first day of MOVEMBER 2016, growing facial hair in support of Men’s Health Problems including Cancer and Mental Health

But I am thinking about anniversaries because today is November 1st. It’s not a big anniversary or birthday month in my house but it IS the start of MOVEMBER, a charity I have been supporting for 6 years.

I cannot remember exactly but I think back then, my friend and fellow voice talent Jeffrey Kafer captained a team that I was a part of and I just kept doing MOVEMBER every year after that.

The reason I started doing MOVEMBER, in addition to the chance to not have to shave for a month, is to raise money for men’s health issues: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health as well as suicide prevention. Some of those problems have hit my family (maybe your too) so I wanted to help.

This year (as in recent years) I am captaining a MOVEMBER team with some of my friends from MVO: The Voice-Over Guys including Dustin Ebaugh and Tom Test. The funds donated to them as individuals goes towards our MVO team (as do my individual donations.

So if you’ve read down to hear, I would ask that you please either donate to MY EFFORT and to THE TEAM’S EFFORT (if you’re also pals with Dustin and Tom).

As always, thank you!

movember 2015 week 3

Peter K. O'Connell Male Voice Talent Movember 2015 Week 3

The above pictures proves either:

a) I have too many baseball hats

b) I have a kind of a off-kilter smile

c) I stay BEHIND a microphone and AWAY from a camera

Or d) it’s Movember (and it is) so here is the evidence that I am supporting improvements in Men’s Health initiatives.

If you would be willing to donate (with my sincere thanks) you can do so HERE!

movember 2015 – week 1

Voice-Over Talent Peter K. O'Connell

Once again, Voice Talent Peter K. O’Connell pretends to grow facial hair in the name of improving Men’s Health via the Movember Foundation

Yes, it’s true. My wife and my children appreciate that I am raising money for a good cause but do NOT like the prickles on my face.

Yet I soldier on, knowing my efforts help others! Movember!!!

Oh and I don’t have to shave for a month.

This year I am on the MVO: The Voice-Over Guys team with my friends Bob Souer and Brad Venable.

Please, please, PLEASE donate to my page HERE.

my fifth anniversary with movember

Movember

For the fifth year, I will be participating in the annual Movember fund raiser supporting Men’s Health initiatives.

It involves money and whiskers.

Not whiskey, whiskers! 🙂

Men agree to set up a fund raising page with the Movember Foundation and solicit their friends to donate money while the guys grow a mustache. I always grow a goatee because I look ridiculous in a mustache.

This year I am teaming up with my friends at MVO: The Voice-Over Guys to promote our cause. We three guys are the “growers”
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If you would (and this is the part where I ask for your help) please donate to my page here. Thank you.

BTW, here is me on DAY 1.

Voice Talent Peter K. O'Connell is participating in his 5th Movember campaign, raising funds for Men's Health along with his friends from MVO: The Voice-Over Guys. This picture is from November 1, 2015, day 1 of Peter's growth. Get a magnifying glass.

Voice Talent Peter K. O’Connell is participating in his 5th Movember campaign, raising funds for Men’s Health along with his friends from MVO: The Voice-Over Guys. This picture is from November 1, 2015, day 1 of Peter’s growth. Get a magnifying glass.

Movember is back – and we want your money (please)

 MOVO is a group male voice talents (and valued female supporters) who grow facial hair during November, raising funds to help save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

MOVO is a group male voice talents (and valued female supporters) who grow facial hair during November, raising funds to help save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

Captain Jeffrey Kafer is again leading we male voice-over talents in our annual Movember campaign (“WE ARE MO-VO’s ) to grow facial hair for cash. Not OUR cash but rather to support research and programs involving Male Cancers including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

Our voice-over team of growers includes (as of this writing) myself, Captain Kafer, Justin Barrett, Bill Brady, Ryan Calafato, J. Christopher, Paul Heitsch, Steven J. Cohen, Corey Snow, Brad Venable and George Whittam.

As I mentioned, women can ALSO be on the team and thus far we have some great ladies including Jamee Thompson (with possibly the best MO-VO profile pic evar), Faith Coons and a long time ardent supporter of the MO-VOs Mara Junot.

YOU CAN JOIN US at ANY TIME as a grower (male) or wanna be grower (female) or you can also simply donate. Search for “Kafer” and you’ll find our team. You can donate to the team or you can donate to the individual and that donation will count towards our team total. Thank you very much!