Are you ready to be challenged?
We are now in Movember (the month formally known as November), and it’s time for you join up and help raise money and awareness about male health issues.
The aim of Movember is to change these attitudes, make male health fun by putting the Mo back on the face of fashion and in the process raise some serious funds for key male health issues, including:
· Prostate Cancer: because every year in Australia 2,900 men die of prostate cancer - equivalent to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. [ Find out more ].
· Male Depression: because one in six men experience depression at any given time but most don't seek help. [ Find out more ].
The money raised by Movember is donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue - the national depression initiative, which will use the funds to create awareness, fund research and increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer and male depression.
At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants known as Mo Bros then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache.
If you would like to register, go to the Movember website at: http://www.movember.com/au/
Movember culminates at the end of the month at the Gala Partés. These glamorous and groomed events will see Tom Selleck and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title. If you would like to be part of this great night you'll need to purchase a Gala Parté ticket . If you raise more than $100 then you get a free ticket to the Parté!!!
If you would like to support my Mo, please go to http://www.movember.com/au/donate, enter my registration number which is 127616 and your credit card details. Or you can sponsor me by cheque made payable to the "Movember Foundation" clearly marking the donation as being for my Registration Number: 127616. Please mail cheques to: PO Box 292, Prahran VIC 3181 Australia. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.