Mountaineer, guidebook author, and prostate cancer survivor Charlie Winger will donate again this year to Movember, a fundraising campaign raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men – prostate cancer. The donation will be based on sales of Winger’s autobiography, Two Shadows – The inspirational story of one man’s triumph over adversity.
Winger was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May 2009, and subsequently underwent surgery to remove his prostate. All indications are that he is now cancer-free. He has been impressed with all the awareness campaigns and support for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, and wanted to find a way to reach out to men with prostate cancer as well as to support organizations fighting this disease which will kill 32,000 men this year. Movember USA uses the moustache (called a “Mo” for short) as the “ribbon for men’s health,” and is partnering with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG to address this health issue.
During the first 2 weeks of November 2011, The Winger Bookstore will donate $5.00 per paperback copy sold and $1.00 per eBook copy sold to Movember. Two Shadows is available in paperback or e-book (Kindle) format from Amazon.com and other online booksellers, and in paperback directly from The Winger Bookstore.
Charlie & Diane Winger have also set up an individual donation page on the Movember website, http://mosista.co/WingerBookstore, where direct donations to Movember can be entered.