Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Ready Steady Mo

Okay, further to my post from Sunday, I've decided I'm going to do this thing: for the next month, I shall attempt to raise funds for research into prostate cancer by embracing the hairy caterpillar beneath my nose and learning to love him... or it... or whatever. So here we go: it's the 1st of November, and as per the rules, my face is currently a clean slate. Yes, that's right, I did say "rules"; this is a serious business:

#1 Once registered at Movember.com, each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of November with a clean shaven face.
#2 For the entire month of Movember, each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache.
#3 There is to be no joining of the mo to your side burns. (That's considered a beard.)
#4 There is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin. (That's considered a goatee.)
#5 Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.

Whilst I'm in cut-and-paste mode, I think it's also worth sharing the following:

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate, with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause right across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.

No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, getting them to act on that knowledge thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.

In 2010, over 112,000 UK Mo Bros and Mo Sistas got on board, raising £11.7 million.

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 fulfill its vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health, by continuing to spark conversation and spread awareness of men’s health each year.

Over the course of the month, I hope to publish more information about this important cause, but for now, all that remains is for me to ask you to do two things:

1 - Wish me luck.

2 - Please click here to be taken to my Mo Bro space, where you'll be able to make a donation to sponsor me. Every single penny counts, so please contribute any amount you're able to, no matter how small you may think it is.

Thanks very, very much indeed,


Day 1: No mo


  1. Good luck!

    How often will you be publishing updates?

  2. You're braver than we are for posting your tash progress!

  3. Undina, thanks very much. As for the updates, I was thinking maybe every 3 days or so.

  4. Chris, thanks for stopping by. I'm just plunging in without thinking about it too much :-D


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