My Name is Thomas Desmarais I’m 12 years old I live in Oakville, ON I’m in grade 7 at W. H. Morden P.S. I participate in a fundraiser called “MOvember”
Fundraiser run during November where men across the world get pledges for growing moustaches. Funds raised go to research to find a cure for men’s cancers, specifically Prostate Cancer In 2011, MoBros in Canada raised $42 Million TSN Sportcasters and Ron Wilson are some of the more famous MoBros
Twoof my grandfathers had prostate cancer I didn’t want any others I know to get it. To support my uncle’s Movember campaign Toshow kids that they can make a big difference
Since I’m only 12 and can’t grow a moustache, I wear a different fake moustache every day (from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm) I take pictures of my moustache each day and post them on my blog People can donate to my campaign online at my blog or in person via cash
$1,600 in 11 days Front cover of a newspaper Top 2,500 MoBros in Canada Free “Moustache Growers Guide”
Raise Money for Cancer Research $2,500 in 30 days $300 from kids Inspirekids to make a difference 10 more people joining my schools’ Me to We club Speaking to 250 kids about making change.
Blogging at mobro.co/tomdes Facebook “Thomas’ Moustache” Logo Donation can Business cards Darren Dutchischen @ TSN Speaking engagements Moustache cookies for $1 each. Whatever else the moustache wants to do!
Craig and Mark Keilburger Terry Fox Jack’s Lemonade Stand
You can achieve anything you set your mind to! Find others who will support your idea Start small and be open to ways to grow “Let the moustache lead the way” Use your unique gifts Be optimistic – Anything is possible! GIFT + PASSION = BETTER WORLD (source “Living Me to We” by Craig and Mark Kielburger)
“ Sometimes the people who impress you the most are not the people of power, kings or heads of state. Sometimes they are 11 years old” Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada