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Mo-Vember in the AV World

The month of November has become a time to focus on men’s health. There is a group actually called the “Movember Foundation“. It’s a fun way to shine a light on issues impacting men around the world. The short version is, you grow a mustache and raise money for this organization. I would like to highlight, and encourage you to donate to, one person raising money this month; Westbury National’s Brock McGinnis.
According to his Movember page, Brock’s dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. It was caught in time and he successfully battled this disease. Brock’s goal is to help other’s have the same chance. He is aiming to raise $2000 toward this cause. I think we should help him do it. This is not unlike other times in the past few years where the AV community has rallied together to help out a fellow AV-er with one goal or another. This time last year you all helped send an AVNation crew to Amsterdam for our first ISE trip. Brock was one of those who helped out in that effort.
Cancer is an insidious disease. I hate it. It has preyed on my family more times than I care to count. It’s personal. Both my mother at 57 and my sister at age 37 died of one form of cancer or another. I’ve lost aunts, a grandfather, and more than a few friends. There is no reasoning, no check-list that says you will or won’t get it. You can live a certain way, eat certain foods or avoid some altogether and still be diagnosed. It does not discriminate based on your income, race, or religious beliefs. It’s not nice.
So, please consider giving to Brock’s Movember movement. Even if it’s just a few dollars. Skip Starbucks today, or tomorrow, and give that to Brock and his quest to raise $2000 for Movember and prostate cancer.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. Have a great week.

About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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