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Hi All

Over a few beers the other evening, the subject of Movember was brought up. At the time it seemed a fun idea and a way to raise some money for men's cancer issues. I've signed up for it, and will be posting photos as the caterpillar on my top lip blossoms into life!

My Movember Mo Bros page is here http://mobro.co/mbird and of course any donations are gratefully received!!!

ps... I'm still trying to decide on Fu Manchu or Magnum PI (aka 70's porn star)......? :funny:

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Many thanks for your Donation Alan :bow:clap Fear not, that from 1st November there will be regular fungus photos ....!

It seems the other guilty parties are still up for a bit of facial fungus too, so we now have a team set up called......

The Mo-Boaters (Sue's brainwave, that!)

To see our fledgling team details, please go tohttp://uk.movember.com/team/653985

I'm sure the other brave Mo Bros will be along to intriduce themselves later :funny:

ps, all we need now is a Smiley with a tache :{)

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Well my team mates seem a bit shy at the moment so I'll spill the beans... :grin:

Team "Mo-Boaters" consists of myself, Colin (Happy Jax 3) and Luke (Lucky). Our aim is to raise as much money as we can, and so far we are off to a cracking start!We have already raised £190, even tho' the Mo's aren't Go until tomorrow!

There are currently 348,828 participants worldwide with over £2.2 million pounds having been raised already. Last year a total of £79.2 million was raised globally

The UK is second in the global leaderboard at the mo'ment, with 120,829 guys taking parts and have collectively raised £554,000 in the last few days! Only Canada are beating us (last years leaderboard winners).

For more information on this fund raising event please see http://uk.movember.com/?home, but here is a summary;

"During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Once registered at movember.com each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face. For the entire month each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. There is to be no joining of the mo to the sideburns (that’s considered a beard), there’s to be no joining of the handlebars to the chin (that’s considered a goatee) and each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.

A Mo Sista is essentially a woman who loves a Mo. An individual that is dedicated to supporting the Mo Bros in her life through their moustache growing journey; whether it be a friend, colleague, family member or partner. These inspirational women are committed to raising awareness of men's health issues and much needed funds for men's health along the way.

Mo Bros effectively 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.

The Movember Effect: Awareness & Education, Survivorship, Research

The funds raised in the UK are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. We work with these partners to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

Movember - a global movement

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health causes 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, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.

In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising GBP 79.3 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 fulfil 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."

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I've been conned into the facial fungus thing by my local pub, had a go last year too.

Well done you, though I'm not sure if I should congratulate or commiserate :lol: . Why not join our team "The Mo-Boaters"? All three of us are NBN members (one is even a mod!) so at least you'd have some moral support! :clap

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Day 6 now and just about enough to make me look like a Village People reject....


So come on guys, this is for a good cause - we need your donations :grin: . 1 in 9 of us will at some time suffer from the diseases supported by these charities.

The funds that Movember raise in the UK are invested in programmes that address the strategic priorities Movember has identified, related to both prostate and testicular cancer. The three areas of investment are Awareness & Education, Survivorship and Research.

Globally, fighting prostate cancer continues to be one of Movember’s priorities. There are still many issues to be addressed, both pre and post diagnosis. One area of focus for Movember funded research programmes is working on rectifying the fact that there still isn't a test that accurately tells a man which type of prostate cancer he has, resulting in many men being over-diagnosed, unclear of the correct treatment to opt for and subsequent over treatment and ongoing side effects. Equally important to Movember are Survivorship programmes. Diagnosis is just the first step in a man's prostate cancer journey; survivorship is the next and these programmes can have a dramatic impact on the quality of life for men and their families and carers; quality survivorship programmes can mean the difference between men living a meaningful, quality life and just living.

Here in the UK fighting testicular cancer is also a priority and last year we invested in world class research for testicular cancer with the Institute of Cancer Research, this research focuses on identifying genes that predispose men to testicular cancer.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Team Mo-Boaters decided to hold our Mo-Party at Broadview in Oulton Broad over the weekend.We had a great night, and the collection tin was well and truly rattled. We managed to raise another £65 towards our team total, taking us to £547!!!!

Of course we all suffered with bad heads as raising money is hard work, but it was for a good cause!!

If you haven't yet donated, please try to, no matter how small, as every £1 helps fight men's health issues. Please go to https://www.movember.com/uk/donate/payment/team_id/653985/ and donate by credit card or Paypal. Only a week to go and I can shave the damn thing off!! I am so looking forward to being able to sever my connection with The Village People!!!

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Hello Guy's,

Well done to you all.

Pity about the grey but it comes to us all, I had to trim my untidy beard down before we came down to Wroxham for our AGM the other week, I didn't want to get targeted for a Christmas job! :naughty:

Come on any of you that have not already donated, check out the link above and give money to this worthwhile cause, the guys have done their bit.



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