Today is the first of Movember and as such it is the first day of life for my new moustache. I'll be growin the 'tache for the entire month (the month formerly known as November). But why am I telling you about it? Prostate cancer and money.
Basically there is a formal sponsoring system through the (completely above board) Movember website. By sponsoring my 'tache you not only make a statement about men's fashion but also about health. and to make it sweeter all donations over $5 are tax deductible!!!
How do you do it?
- Go here, enter my Rego number which is 22427 (if it hasn't already)and your credit card details. (Again the site is completely above board)
The money raised by Movember will be used to create awareness and fund support networks for those that suffer from prostate cancer.
You can also track my mo's progress (and the progress of my 'tache teammates) on my blog dropkicks.blogspot.com (eventually, I'll put photos up very soon).
ps. This post is basically me asking for your hard-earned money, and I do feel stink for doing it, but it is for a good cause.
pps. below are some bad stats about men's health.
Male health is a major issue, did you know:
- Men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy of males is 6 years less than females.
- Every year in New Zealand about 600 men die of prostate cancer – about the same as the number of women who die from breast cancer.
More info is available at www.movember.com.au
Movember is run in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.