Blue is the new Pink

What did you do last month (October)? Did you participate in a walk/run to raise funds to fight breast cancer? Buy products adorned with pink ribbons that promised donations to the cause? Perhaps (like us) you remembered a family member or friend who lost her life to breast cancer, or maybe you are battling it yourself.

What are you doing this month (November)? While we were participating in a very good cause last month, almost 2,500 men died as a result of prostate cancer, and about 19,400 were newly diagnosed. Unfortunately, many of us don’t talk about prostate cancer. It reminds me of the era as I was growing up — not only was breast cancer never mentioned, it was also mostly taboo to even use the word “breast.” We’re still in that sort of “unmentionable” status when it comes to prostate cancer and the all-too-frequent side-effects of some of its treatments (incontinence and E.D. – erectile dysfunction). We might joke about these matters, but for the most part we don’t really talk about them.

Charlie (a 5-year survivor of prostate cancer) and Diane are proud to be participating once again in Movember, a global fundraising campaign during November of each year to “change the face of men’s health.” The Movember Foundation supports organizations such as LIVESTRONG Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation in working toward awareness and understanding of the health risks men face, providing treatment and care needed, and accelerate discoveries that lead to interception of lethal disease.

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Join the Wingers in battling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues for men during November/Movember. Throughout the month, we will donate:

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to Movember for sales of the following titles:

Two Shadows – the inspirational story of one man’s triumph over adversity (memoir by Charlie Winger)
Faces (novel by Diane Winger)
Duplicity (novel by Diane Winger)
Rockfall (novel by Diane Winger)

We also welcome donations directly to Movember Foundation. Here’s a link to our team’s fundraising page:  http://mosista.co/WingerBooks

Thanks for your support!

P.S. As a reward for reading all the way to the end, be sure to use this special link for extra low prices on these 4 books:  http://wingerbookstore.com/Movember2014
Of course, our pledge to donate to Movember still applies!

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