Something a little different from me today. Normal overthinking on the subject of videogames will resume momentarily, I promise. For the moment, allow me to indulge in something more, dare I say it, important. This is an appeal for your help.
I am taking part in Movember, a movement that sees men around the world sporting fabulous moustaches throughout November in support of men’s health charities. From humble beginnings Movember has become something of an international phenomenon, but it’s not enough. It’s pretty well known that men have a shorter life expectancy than women, but what is not widely recognised is that there is no biological reason for this. The are a number of social factors that contribute, and one of the main objectives of Movember is to combat these factors by raising general awareness, encouraging a change in men’s attitude to their own health and promoting charities which do battle with the joint scourges of testicular and prostate cancer.
Movember seeks to put a fun spin on a very serious issue. Fun as it is, it’s important that we don’t lose sight of the direct effect every penny raised has on the future improvement of men’s health. While I always have a good time developing a silly bit of facial hair every year, it’s essential that I convert that into the most effective donation drive that I possibly can. That’s where you come in. Chances are that if you’re reading this you’ve visited Ontological Geek and enjoyed what you found here. If anything I have ever put into words here has touched, interested, infuriated or perhaps even infatuated you in the past, I beg of you to consider donating to this most worthy of causes.
Every participant of Movember gets their own Mospace which can be updated through the month and used to collect donations. If you can spare any amount, big or small, to my own Mospace I’d be so grateful. Head on over to www.mobro.co/jimbim if you feel that this is something you’d like to participate in. Hell, even if you can’t manage to donate right now, keep an eye on that address for updates on my own top lip tickler!
Thank you so much,