Final BFM Update: Beyond the Money of Movember
When I got involved with Bloggers for Movember in 2012, I participated for a few reasons.
- Le Clown asked me, and you don’t tell him no. Unless you like flaming clown poop on your doorstep.
- I love facial hair much more than the average person. I’d take a bearded throw blanket any day.
- It was a great way to get involved with the blogging community and a charitable cause all at the same time.
I slept well every night of Movember 2012 knowing that I had done my part as an upstanding citizen of both the non virtual and virtual worlds of which I was a part. However, this year Bloggers for Movember means much more to me on an intimate level. This year, Movember has sunk into me… deep. BFM isn’t just something I am proud to put my name on. It has made me tap into my appreciation for the men I love, the men I like, and even the ones that I don’t.
This year, BFM is for remembering Jet, who I haven’t spoken of or written about since he died. It is for my lovable friend Jamie, whose untimely funeral I had to attend this month. It’s for spending time with Mr. OB, who has some serious surgeries on his plate in the near future. It’s for trying my best to forgive my brother for all of the drugs, the lies, and the betrayal. It’s is for comforting my exhausted dad. It’s for making peace with ex boyfriends and mending friendships that have been neglected. It’s for surprising the man I love with new razors and butt wipes from Dollar Shave Club. It’s for celebrating, mourning, and mending.
Point blank. This year is for appreciating the mens, embracing their lives, and giving them the time they deserve. More of my time, more time to recover, more time to laugh, more time to forgive, and most importantly, more time to live.
At the end of the day, no one has complete control of their fate, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t fight with iron fists to hold some of the reigns. And THAT’S why I support and appreciate Movember. Because I support and appreciate the men in my life.
I want to extend some huge thank yous to the backstage team at this time.
Jason Wommack (The Life of JWo): You have worked your beard off (literally) to help me get things rolling for this year’s BFM campaign. As I am typing this, you are still leagues above everyone else as far as bringing in donations. Your dedication has impressed me beyond belief. Which is why I have decided, as Le Clown did with BFM 2012, to pass the campaign captain hat to you for 2014. Just be sure to tell Tammy that I bruise easy, so to go easy on the punches coming my way. *wink*
Jen Sharp (Sips of Jen and Tonic), Jon Hagar (Brother Jon), Adam Sendek (Chowderhead), Canvas of the Minds, and all my girls Julie and Chiara at The Indie Chicks: Thank you ALL for getting involved. Whether it was a post, a contest, an ad, or avid retweets, you were part of the reason that BFM kept MOving right along this year. And I thank you sincerely. I could NOT have done it without your help.
TJ Lubrano (TJ Lubarno Illustrations): YOU! I don’t even know where to begin with you ma’am. Not only were you one of the first to jump on my side and work with me to plan this year’s campaign and throw around contest ideas, but you worked your butt off to give us not only ONE Movemberrific original art piece, but THREE. I’ll forever be grateful for your undying support, and forever the biggest fan of all of your work. Thank you love.
There are only three days left to make your contribution. Don’t forget that everyone who donates to BFM will be thrown into a drawing for the graphic design artwork below, and the top three highest bidders (donaters) will receive pick of on of the three art pieces painted and donated by TJ Lubrano (also below). Thank you all for opening your hearts (and wallets) this year. You are all honorary Flysters in my book!
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Winners and more thank yous will be announced in a special Vlog at the beginning of December.
- Bloggers for Movember 2013 Begins! (25tofly.com)
- Bloggers for Movember Grand Finale (25tofly.com)
- Official 25toFly BFM Contest (25tofly.com)
- Bloggers for Movember Gets Help From Dollar Shave Club (25tofly.com)
Posted on November 28, 2013, in BFM, giveaway and tagged 25tofly, Awareness, Becca Cord, bfm, bloggers for movember, causes, Facial hair, life, Men's health, mental health, Movember, Mustache, prostate cancer cause, WordPress. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.