Thursday, February 2, 2017


For several years now Diane Morgan and Lisa McDonald been part of the MOVEMBER KW Committee. The yearly Movember Campaign has changed quite a bit in the time they came on board to raise awareness about MOVEMBER. For the past seven years they have supported Movember in the form of events and social media coverage to bring attention to Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Physical Health, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. While many think that only men that can grow moustaches can participate in Movember, Diane and Lisa have been part of the Movember KW campaign since its inception and do their part to show that everyone, no matter their age or gender, can be involved with Movember. To prove this, they partner with the Kitchener Market for an annual Movember Kids KW event that educates young children and their families about Movember. Each year their event attracts hundreds of attendees and trends on social media channels locally.
According to Movember Canada, the 2016 Movember KW Campaign had over 1000 participants from the Kitchener Waterloo area and $200,000 was raised within our local community to support Movember. John Wilkie of Movember Canada had this to say “Movember is proud of the tens of thousands of Canadians that volunteer their time and effort to independently raise funds and awareness, every year, in the name of men’s health. With a number of fundraising options, there are so many ways people can support Movember and help stop men dying too young.”
According to Lisa “Kitchener Waterloo is known as a community that helps. Whether it’s shoveling a neighbour’s driveway or hosting a fundraising event, the citizens of Kitchener Waterloo are willing to lend a hand” she also mentions that since many people were online for Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day that supports Kids Help Phone which is a Movember mental health partner, and Feburary 4th is World Cancer Day they thought now was the right time to make their announcement” Diane goes on to say that “Finding fun and innovative ways to inform the local community about important issues can be a challenge, but can we very rewarding as well, so this year we plan to step up and make an impact” These are just a few of the remarks they mention about the giving spirit found in Kitchener Waterloo, and why they have decided to co-chair the 2017 Movember KW campaign. 
In addition to Lisa and Diane, Beth Warren known for organizing the Mid Mo with Movember KW community partner McCabes, will be joining them as well as past chair Kevin O’Reilly and former Big MOs On Campus participants Carson and Mallory Rellinger.  New to the Movember KW committee this year is Jorge Meneses, who kicked off his first year as a MoBro with a poker tournament for Movember and Kirk Grady of the Edelweiss Tavern team that made the Top 5 fundraising teams for all of Movember Canada last year.  Together they plan to make Movember 2017, a Movember to remember.
For more information about Movember KW be sure to visit their social pages.
Or email Lisa and Diane at
Additional information about MOVEMBER can be found at


  1. You ladies rock! Great job with an important cause. Congrats to you both!

    1. Thanks very much! Looking forward to seeing you in April

  2. How awesome you ladies are! My father passed of cancer and I believe if he were taught what to look for it would have made a difference. I bring that in because I believe children who help or are in families that help out with cancer fundraisers are being taught at an early age, I wish all children could be.

  3. The men in our family and the men a Mr's work all participate by growing our their beards and wait until the new year to shave.
    I had never given it any thought about women participating and it makes sense as the men in our family wear some for of pink in Oct in respect for me and the cause.

  4. Excellent post.

  5. Way to go---although this is the first I am hearing of this organization (I live in the US-maybe that's why)-it definitely is needed!

  6. Great tips

  7. I really liked your post and ideas.You guys are awesome.Thanks for the share.