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Movember: Changing the Face of Men's Health

By Garret` ·
Hi All,

During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I'm growing a Mo. That's right I'm bringing the Mo back because I'm passionate about tackling men's health issues and being proactive in the fight against men's depression and prostate cancer.

What is Movember?
The Task:
November is 30 days long. That means 30 days of growing, styling, fundraising and embracing your moustache. Start the month clean shaven and go in with an open mind - remember you don't choose the moustache, it chooses you.

The Goal:
During Movember, Mo Bros (such as myself) raise funds and awareness of men's health issues through donations and charity events. I'm hosting workplace events and also seeking support from my peers...from all over the world!

Last year I helped raise just over $1000, which contributed to nearly $17 Million raised by the Movember initiative.

The money raised by Movember is used to raise awareness of men's health issues and donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue - the national depression initiative. The PCFA and beyondblue will use the funds to fund research and increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer and depression.

Did you know:

Depression affects 1 in 6 men....most don't seek help. Untreated depression is a leading risk factor for suicide.
Last year in Australia 18,700 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 2,900 died of prostate cancer - equivalent to the number of women who will die from breast cancer annually, yet men are either unaware of the risks or refuse to seek help.

I've seen the support that communities such as Tech Republic can do for raising awareness of health issues.

If you'd like to be involved directly go to for more info. Sign up yourself, grow your own Mo, join a team or support someone you know! It's a fun month and a really great cause.

To donate to my Mo you can either:

Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account, or

Write a cheque payable to ?Movember Foundation', referencing my Registration Number 1577921 and mailing it to:

Movember Foundation
PO Box 292
Prahran VIC 3181

Remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Thanks for your support! Keep on MOing!

ps If the link to the donate page doesn't work, search for my workplace team name of "Sorell Council"

edit: fixed typos

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I wouldn't give you a brass farthing without 30 .jpg piccies...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Movember: Changing the Fa ...

Unless you want to be branded worldwide as a scam artist.

So! - As of Saturday morning, and for the following consecutive 29 days, you will hereby agree to post a full-frontal .jpg each day of your ugly moosh, gradually retiring into the sprouting face-furniture that you claim to be your MO.


THEN you might actually generate more moolah than you ever expected possible.

I for one will NOT be joining you in your follicle-challenge since I perfected the 'tache&goatee some thirty years ago, and not even the Lord God Almighty (if he exists) would have sufficient due influence to persuade me to start again, even for charity.

I did however (back when I sported a full 'tache and beard), once need an operation on my right jaw back in the mid-eighties, and for charity, I shaved off exactly one half of my growth ~the centreline being my nose~ and walked about for 14 days (until the stitches were removed) being sponsored as a HALF-CUT SCOT!

After 14 days the local Surrey Constabulary asked me to stop perpetuating this lucrative charity event, due to the growing number of minor traffic accidents that they reckoned were due to my continually walking past traffic in the street. :^0

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You realize that mustaches sizes are inversely proportional to............

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Movember: Changing the Fa ...

***** size. :^0

Dawg ]:)

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I'll second that, but YOU have to realise ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to You realize that mustache ...

That the 'tache can reach "heights" the ***** cannot go! :^0

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I wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole, not even................

by sleepin'dawg In reply to I'll second that, but YOU ...

a six foot, half-cut, Scot. :^0

Dawg ]:)

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They only have to become wankers

by Jacky Howe In reply to Movember: Changing the Fa ...

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Lets see....

by jdclyde In reply to They only have to become ...

"Those who ejaculated more than five times a week, he said, were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer."

1/3rd x 7 = 2 1/3rd less likely to get prostate cancer. Sweeeeeeet! B-)

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Note to self: Must remember

by OnTheRopes In reply to Lets see....

not to shake JD's hand should we ever meet.

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by jdclyde In reply to Note to self: Must rememb ...

Just looking out for my prostate...... ;\

Oh, yeah! That is it! It is for Medicinal purposes!

Hope I don't need a prescription!

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It's good for you, like an apple a day. :^0

by OnTheRopes In reply to :D

I'm not a hand-shaker anyway. That's one of our customs that I just don't follow. Not into it. I've got far-flung issues man. :0
I might shake hands upon parting but rarely, if ever, upon meeting. Talk about your awkward moments...

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Actually, more like

by jdclyde In reply to It's good for you, like a ...

FIVE apples a day, remember?

Hand shaking. It is strange that it is such a big part of American culture. I admit to having given in to that trend, almost out of habit.

I DO dislike the whole fist-bump crap that is creeping into society like a virus.

for my dart league, right on our stationary is the motto "The game that starts and finishes with a handshake". Some of the new members go to fist bump. Sorry but "hommie don't play dat." If they don't want a hand shake, they can get a simple head nod.

We all have our issues. My biggest issue is I don't like onions. You have no idea how hard that makes life when everyone else just throws the nasty thinks in everything without a reason as to why. B-)

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