Movember 2010 – It’s Look Like a 70’s Porn Star Month!

It’s November 1st people, and you know what that means? Yep my husband gets to spend the month looking like a 70’s porn star or a sad reject from the Village People.

It is Movember month, and today the husband started growing the Mo’  – and he’d like to ask for your help in raising funds for mens health.

Did you know that it is predicted that in 2010 tragically more than 3,300 men will die as a direct result of prostate cancer, money raised by sponsoring Mo’ Bro’s and sista’s like my husband 😉 goes towards foundations that target Prostate Cancer and Depression.  See the information below from the Movember official site if you’d like to know more just hit the link in the title.

You can sponsor the Husband by clicking HERE.  Every little bit helps, just think of me and having to put up with the soup strainer on his face for a month!!!

Here is Day One of the Mo’ Grow (feel free to comment about the ‘pose’ at your leisure). 😉

 

About Movember

Each year Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world, with the sole aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.  Men sporting Movember moustaches, known as Mo Bros, become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Money raised in Australia is shared equally between programs targeting prostate cancer and male depression. Funds are committed to our men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative and the Movember Foundation. Together, the three channels work to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world class programs in the fields of research, education, support, and awareness.

Since inception, Movember has continued to grow each year, both in terms of participation numbers and funds raised. In its first year, 30 Mo Bros took part and last year, in Australia alone, over 128, 000 Mo Bro & Sistas got on board, raising more than $21 million. Having been started by mates in Australia, Movember now takes place around the world. Motivated and inspired by what was happening in Australia, a further nine countries- New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and  Ireland – now embrace the Mo in an official capacity each November. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros & Sistas supporting the cause right across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Denmark and everywhere in between.  Big steps have been taken towards changing attitudes and habits relating to men’s health around the world but there is still much to be done to catch up with the women’s health movement. Via the moustache, Movember aims to continue to provoke conversation each year, with a view to breaking down long standing and traditional taboos and habits.

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