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Movember! 2010/11/02

Posted by Daddy Dave in Musings, real life.
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My main client has loads of guys growing a moustache for November to raise awareness for prostate cancer.  I have decided to join them!

The movement is called Movember, and is worldwide.

The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember.

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache.

The rules are simple, start Movember 1st  clean shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.

The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.

Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The plan was simple – to bring the moustache back as a bit of a joke and do something for men’s health. …

Inspired by the women around them and all they had done for breast cancer, the Mo Bros set themselves on a course to create a global men’s health movement.

In 2004 the campaign evolved and focused on raising awareness and funds for the number one cancer affecting men – prostate cancer.

This will be funny at work, how can it fail to be anything less than hysterical at serious business meetings and the like.  It may just lighten the somewhat sombre mood created by the post recession culls and “restructuring”.  Let’s hope so.

This one’s for you Big Den!


1. Bargain Hunt « devine - 2010/11/28

[…] Daddy Dave had a card years ago when they opened in the mid nineties, and I often stroll around with my Dad who has membership.  We decided that we would pay the membership fee and get our own cards.  I printed off the certificate of incorporation and other details and we signed up for under 40 quid.  We both got cards, and Daddy Dave was well put out by having his photo taken for the card as he is sporting his charity-comedy moustache! […]

2. Jenny - 2010/11/30

come on – show us a picture to prove you grew a tache!

Daddy Dave - 2010/12/08

Mid way point thro' Movember 2010
Me midway thro’ Movember!
Bit rubbish innit! I’m telling you it didn’t get all that much better toward the end!

3. Daddy dave - 2011/02/18

Managed to raise £40 — which, when added to the total from everyone else, pushed the amount to OVER a GRAND.

I am well pleased!

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