Movember, it's not just an excuse to take a break from shaving, fellas. Movember (growing a mustache) or No Shave November (going full out) is about growing facial hair to help raise awareness and funds for major men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. I've decided to participate this year. I'm growing a beard and getting weird this month. Hopefully I end up with a beard that screams, "Hey, bro! Go get a colonoscopy."

I've officially signed up for Movember 2015 with the Movember Foundation. I don't know if I'll raise anything for men's health issues, but the Moose would appreciate any kind donation you could give. Visit and just "donate to a friend" and search Rich Ledoux (Belgrade, MT). At the very least, hopefully you'll search the site and learn more about what Movember is all about.

The last time I shaved was November 2. This picture (mug shot) is me on day 2. I'll keep you updated.