Movember Moustache and Fundraising Update

“With great moustache comes great responsibility” – Movember 

I’ve had a moustache since I was 18 years old. I shaved it off only once because I had to work in Iraq and the rules required me to be clean shaven. On November 1st, I shaved off my moustache for the second time. This time, it had nothing to do with working in a foreign country. This time I did it to save men’s lives.

I’m participating in Movember because my family has been affected by prostate cancer and I don’t want anyone else to lose a loved one prematurely. I urge you to support my Movember fundraising efforts, by donating to my campaign. My goal is to raise $2500 by the end of the month. So far, I’ve only raised $360 (as of 11/21/12). The photo to the right shows my moustache progress.

Here are a few startling facts about prostate cancer:

  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime with one of 27+ types of prostate cancer.
  • Every 2.2 minutes, a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • Every 15.6 minutes, a man dies from prostate cancer.

The good news is that prostate cancer treatment has a 95 success rate if detected early.

I encourage all men to schedule a physical as soon as possible. If we are to raise strong families and have strong marriages, we have to protect our health.

Stay Strong,




Question: What men’s health issue are you most concerned about?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by J. Paul Grooming. A percentage of all sales during November goes to Movember charities. Click the link to enter to the J. Paul Movember Sweepstakes.

About author

Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at or on Twitter at