Maybe you’re at work right now. Maybe you’re eating lunch, or riding public transportation. No matter where you are or what you’re up to, I’d like you do something for me — reach into your pants and check to see if you have two healthy, fully-functioning testicles. (Yes, even you, angrylittlefeet.) If everything is in order, pat yourself on the back. Unfortunately, not every man is so lucky. I’m not trying to turn this site into BummerPotato.com, but did you know that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 35? And that over 8,500 men will be diagnosed with the disease this year? And that about 360 men will die of it?
Hell, did you know that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and that approximately 242,000 new cases of that disease will be diagnosed in 2012? You probably didn’t know any of this, which is fine, but now you do know, and if you feel like doing something about it, we should talk.
For the second year in a row, CagePotato.com is partnering up with Movember to spread awareness and raise money for testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and other men’s health issues. If you want to help us in this month-long quest, here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Register yourself at us.movember.com/register.
Step 2: Join our Movember Team at mobro.co/MotatoNation.
Step 3: On November 1st, shave whatever fuzz is hanging around on your upper lip, then don’t shave for the rest of November (henceforth referred to as “Movember.”)
Step 4: Recruit your friends though Facebook, Twitter, G+, and plain old word-of-mouth, directing them to your Movember web page and asking if they could donate a few bucks for the cause — or better yet, join the team. Remember, your mo’ is your membership card, and a sign of your advocacy. Let it be a conversation starter; if anybody asks what the hell you’re trying to do with that creepy thing, tell them what it means and why it’s important to you.
Mo’ do’s and don’ts: Your facial hair shouldn’t connect at the sideburns — that’s a beard. No hair can connect at the chin — that’s a goatee. A patch below the mouth is acceptable, in accordance with the 1974 Flavor Saver Laws.
PRIZES!: We will award the leading fundraiser on Mo’tato Nation a $100 gift card to StubHub, as well as matching an additional $100 to their fundraising total. The most glorious-looking moustache on the Mo’tato Nation team — as selected by CP’s editors — will win a $50 StubHub gift card.