Sunday, October 16, 2011

This month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This is a men's blog.
It's a perfect match.

Back in the old-old-olden days, a man could define himself through his role in protecting and caring for women and children. Or at least that's what they tell us.

That's changed, but it is still a man's privilege and honor to care for others.

We should respect women's work in making breast-cancer research a priority. We should also shout equally loud and strong about prostate and testicular cancer.

In stores and online this month, you'll see popular products specially manufactured in pink, a shade known as Komen Pink. Each sale results in a small donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. 

I'm not going to ask you to buy a KitchenAid mixer in Komen Pink, even though it's an excellent machine with a certain gearhead appeal. 

Instead, I'm going to cut to the chase and ask you to give directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Midlife Man's Pursuit of Excellence has a donation page here.

Maybe you have a wife, a daughter, or a sister. Certainly you had a mother. Donate for their sake.

Donate as part of your personal pursuit of excellence: excellence in compassion and generosity.

Man up and donate now. Whatever you can give will be appreciated, and everything helps. 

Thank you for your support.


  1. May I also mention that men can get breast cancer as well as women. I know that there are people this side of the pond, England, who don't realise.

  2. Thank you for posting this information.

  3. More: Men with Breast Cancer Have More Extreme Diagnoses, Says Study --