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The Joys of Movember

Dec 1, 2011 by     No Comments    Posted under: Personal

Movember has drawn to a close for another year and like every year I am glad to be cleanly shaven. For those of you who don’t know about Movember it is a charitable event when men grow their moustaches in attempt to raise awareness about men’s health issues (in particular testicular cancer and mental health). It is a movement which began with a group of guys in Melbourne looking to raise awareness/money and it has developed into a global event which raised over $70 million in Movember of 2010.

For the third year I helped organize the event at my work and I am always amazed at how many men are willing to join the cause. I have to say from experience if you are not used to a moustache it is pretty tough to survive a month with a moustache. You get strange looks on the street, your loved ones avoid all contact and the moustache is just plain uncomfortable. But on the flip side it is one of the best “advertisements” for a cause out there. People can’t avoid but look at it – it is in their face.

So while I am happy the moustache is gone for another year and I am pleased that I could play a part in helping support research into men’s health issue. You never know who it is going to affect, so hopefully I helped out in some way.

For a Movember laugh take a look at this video:

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