Joe D'Eramo
9  year  Mo Bro
Hosting an event

$3,590

Target: $3,906
raised $14,684 since 2011
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Men's health
Prostate cancer
Testicular cancer
Mental health and suicide prevention

This year is different. It's the first Movember without my Dad. He was a big reason I started doing this. He had been proactive with his health. So they found his prostate cancer early and he was 100 percent without disease. He lived another 20 years. Like many other people who are proactive about their prostate checkups, he died from something else.

To date, we have raised more than $11k. My goal this year is to raise 3906--enough to hit the $15k mark. That's more than $1k more than we've raised before. Yet to honor my father and the men who weren't quite as fortunate, I want to make this the best Movember ever. Can you help? A little goes a long way in this fundraiser. And it occurs during a month known for gratitude. Please give what you can. Every donation counts.

Joe

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Thanks for the reminder Joe. Great work here sir.

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Thanks for the reminder Joe. Great work here sir.

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Yes, I know. Still can't see a 'stache. Please give anyway.

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thank you to all who donated to this campaign. We made our goal and then some. Thank you from the bottom of my heart

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Thank you to the Toothboss, Dr Richard Wolfert, for his very generous donation

212 Week(s) Ago

The conversation you never thought you would hear

The news of one of your best friends having prostate cancer is not pleasant. Yet having seen my father go through it and survive and thrive, I knew it could be beaten. So, maybe asking my friend to help me move some furniture at my parents’ house wasn’t just to spare myself some heavy lifting. I really wanted to help lift his spirits. And then the conversation happened…

It started with some of the basics: what to expect; a timeline of recovery, etc. And then it got a little weird. Without divulging personal details about the most personal of things, the conversation centered on the male body part.

So, there we are, in the living room and my friend and my father are talking about their…I just can’t say it.

But this is Movember, the time of year I grow a mustache to help raise funds/awareness for prostate and testicular cancer as well as other men’s health issues and suicide prevention. Since a portion of Movember proceeds help men to get the counseling needed to overcome issues related to these cancers, I thought the conversation was relevant because of one simple factor:

Men don’t ask for help.

Help isn’t always somebody carrying the load for you. It’s not about performing surgery to fix things. Help can simply be a kind and sympathetic ear from a friend or, if possible, somebody who’s been down the same path.

I’ve written and spoken many times about how proud I am of my father. His resiliency borders on the miraculous. It was a privilege to share him with my friend, whose father had passed a while back. I’m pretty sure the conversation helped. But it led to another conversation by phone on the ride home…

“Did your father really say…”

Again, I can’t put it in writing. But I think you get it.

If you would like to help raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as other men’s health issue, please go to my Movember site. No donation is too small or too large.

As for my friend, his doctors are still figuring his next move. He, too, is growing a mustache this Movember. More importantly, he’s part of the conversation now.

If you would like more men to get the help they need when dealing with prostate cancer, please donate to Movember this month. Here’s the link to my Mo Space.

212 Week(s) Ago

It's Mo time and the Joe-tee has got to go.

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