7
year Mo Bro
Derek Sammann

$25,292

Target: $17,500
Derek has raised $111,202 since 2014.
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Mental health and suicide prevention

Over the past six years that I have been raising funds for this wonderful charity, you have all been such amazing partners to help provide the funds that directly impact men’s health. I want to start by thanking you all for helping me to raise over $90,000 to fund research to help men to live longer.

Over these six years, most of my focus has been on the cancer research side of Movember’s efforts since that is where I have friends and family who have battled and beaten cancer. However, this year is different for me and our family. As many of you know, our family suffered a tragic loss in February when our dear nephew Paul Kuhns, the youngest son of Elizabeth’s sister and brother-in-law, sadly took his own life at the young age of 23. Paul was challenged every day with Developmental Coordination Disorder, a neurodevelopmental condition. Young adults with DCD have a tragically high incidence of anxiety and depression. Paul was an incredibly kind, gentle and loving young man who was loved by his family and was best friends with our sons. Losing him has left a hole in our family, and we miss him every day.

Thank you again for your amazing support, and together I know we can keep making progress in attacking the mental health issues that are taking the lives of too many young men.

With deep gratitude,

Derek

How I'm
getting involved
Chicago Mustache Exchange - US
$45,300 Team funds raised
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Previous year's posts
51 Week(s) Ago

Hey Derek, I am Kellie Paich on the Movember Programs Team. I want to personally thank you for all you have done. Because of you, we are able to continue to fund innovative programs in prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. I hope you enjoyed your Movember, but don’t forget, men’s health is year-round!

104 Week(s) Ago

I'm closing out this year's fundraising effort in style ..... no more goatee, no more chin hair, just a good, old fashioned 70's style mustache. :)

104 Week(s) Ago

Jim Boudreault: Challenge accepted! I will shave my sketchy goatee into a sketchy mustache, and match your very generous donation of $1,000 with my own $1,000 donation! Thanks for helping to make facial hair great again :)

104 Week(s) Ago

Derek,
I have a fundraising "challenge" for you. Shave your goatee down to a textbook mustache, post a new pic, and I'll donate $1,000 to your cause of conquering prostate cancer and tackling mental health.
Jim B.

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