Sunday, November 17, 2013

Movember

Oui Oui shows her support.

November is Testicular and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and to show support, everyone is encouraged to grow mustaches!  A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with testicular cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.  That is an incredible statistic!

Any type of cancer is a horrendous ordeal, for the patient and all their loved ones, and we'd love to see better treatments so this scourge is wiped from the face of the earth.

So, here is our Mo team, all decked out.  Some of us can't grow a 'stache, so we had a little online help.  (OK, we ALL had help!)

I might have been able to grow my own
if someone hadn't stolen my bits! 

 I hope this comes off!

Even MMM can pawticipate in this event!

One of the mom's former coworkers gave her this.
Her son, who had testicular cancer 
when he was in his early 20's,
painted this cat while he was in high school.
It sits on the kitchen counter as
a reminder of all the people the mom 
has known who have had cancer.
The list is way too long.

Monday the Tabby Cat Club is having a Movember event, so stop by to see kitties sporting their lovely 'staches!

15 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

lol look at you stylin away and yeah cancer anywhere sucks. But if you live in north america you are screwed all the more, $ rules here

Katnip Lounge said...

Our GrandPaw is a prostate cancer survivor, so we are SO happy to see all the kitties turning out in support!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human had a friend once with testicular cancer - it was in remission when she met him. Actually he was the boyfriend of a good friend of hers... who had breast cancer. They got married, and a couple of months later she was dead. Very sad.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We did not know that! Thank you.

Brian said...

Y'all sure are looking cute!

Ginger Jasper said...

I came to say thank you so much for the visit with loving comments when we lost our sweet boy. So appreciated and helped us so much. Hugs Carol x

ANGEL ABBY said...

This is a wonderful way to honor and remember those with this awful disease. Thank you for posting it!

Flynn said...

That is a good way to show your support.

Mariodacat said...

What a group of cuties. Those toshs are great.

Jenn said...

Lovin' the staches! What a great way to raise awareness for a very important cause.

Kitties Blue said...

You all are sporting some pretty fine mustaches for this very impawtant event. Mom had a good friend who got testicular cancer when he was in his early twenties. She didn't know how high the statistics are for it and prostate cancer. Thanks for getting the word out. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

You all have nice mustaches!

meowmeowmans said...

Sobering statistics, indeed. Thank you for raising awareness with your stylin' 'staches, sweet friends.

Hugs!

Willow said...

Every cat is looking good for Movember and championing such an important cause.

clowiescorner said...

I think you have the best facial hair I've seen for Movember - very cute!