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!

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