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It's right there, in the opening verse of Advance Australia Fair so it must be true.

Movember is nearly upon us, gentlemen prepare your moustache

Movember - Sponsor MeMovember, a time for grown (and growing) men to proudly discard their shaving equipment, sprout hair upon the upper lip and stand proud in the Wellington wind as the handlebar moustache whips the ears.

All in the name of supporting men's health, in this case, Prostrate Cancer Research

I want you to do two things:
  1. Decide if you're man enough to sign-up (yes, you are!)
  2. Sponsor me

1: Decide if you're man enough to sign-up (yes, you are)
Of course you're man enough ... and even if you're not there's a Mo Sista section for those of a feminine persuasion.

Sign-up:
  • Join a team - check to see if you're work/rugby club/drinking buddies are involved, if not start a team (huh?). You'll be happy to know I'm in Fronde's 'Frovember' team headed by the gentleman pictured below
  • Go it alone and sign up - on ya, stuff the boring ones and do it anyway!

Flickr: Movember groupBut don't just sign-up and get the money, ooooh no. Be proud of your Mo, let the world see your Mo, take pictures of your Mo and share them on Flickr: Movember group* and Flickr: mo bros and sistas: MOVEMBER

2: Sponsor me
To sponsor my Mo please:
  1. go to http://www.movember.com/nz/donate,
  2. enter my registration number which is 77750 and your credit card details.
Or you can sponsor me by cheque made payable to the "Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand" clearly marking the donation as being for my Registration Number: 77750.
Please mail cheques to: Movember, PO Box 87 150, Meadowbank 1742, Auckland

All donations over $5 are tax deductible.

All donations are made directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand who will use the funds to create awareness, increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer, fund research and scholarship programs.


Tell me more Mike
For those that want to know more:

Got a blog/website - add member widgets


And finally, this snipped straight from my "welcome Mike" email":
During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I'll be growin a Mo. That's right I'm bringing the Mo back because I'm passionate about men's health and the fight against prostate cancer. Why...
  • Every year in New Zealand 2,656 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 600 die of the disease, making prostate cancer the second largest cause of male deaths, after lung cancer.
  • The average life expectancy of a man in New Zealand is 4 years less than a woman.
For those that have supported Movember in previous years you can be very proud of the impact it has had and can check out the detail at: Fundraising Outcomes.

Movember culminates at the end of the month at the Gala Partés. These glamorous and groomed events will see Tom Selleck and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title. If you would like to be part of this great night you'll need to purchase a Gala Parté ticket.


Thanks for your support

Mike

More info is available at www.movember.com

Movember is proudly grown by Holden, L&P, The Rock, Tui and Schick.
Movember a proud partner of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

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* This from Bernard Silva (an 'official' from the Aussie Movember dudes running the Movember.com website) - my emphasis:
Hi Mike,

Just found your blog and it's great! It's awesome to see that you want to support Movember and are doing so in such a big way.

I've noticed that you have a link to the Flickr website group: Movember (http://www.flickr.com/groups/movember/). I just want to let you know that we are not affiliated with those guys and that that Flickr page is run my another Movember group who do not direct funds to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Those guys are an informal collective running their Movember event only in South Australia. Continuing to link to them might cause some confusion among your supporters.

We look forward to seeing you with a big mo at the end of Movember.

My view is that we're in this together for a laff - however, don't just have laugh - sponsor someone (me!), raise money and awareness about Men's Health

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