Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Movember," and Regal Gifts


The following text is from the official Movember website:

"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 prostate cancer.  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. No money was raised in 2003, but the guys behind the Mo realized the potential a moustache had in generating conversations about 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. 432 Mo Bros joined the movement that year, raising $55,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia - representing the single largest donation they had ever received.

The Movember moustache has continued to grow year after year, expanding to Canada, the US, UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland. 

In 2009, global participation of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising $47 Million for Movember’s global beneficiary partners.  We are proud to announce that last year’s Canadian campaign was the second largest in the world behind Australia, with 35,156 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas coming together to raise $7.8 million for Prostate Cancer Canada."

Our son is participating in this great cause.  If anyone would like to sponser him please leave me a comment with your email address in it, (I WILL NOT PUBLISH IT) and I will send you a link to his group page.  I do not want to publish the group page on my blog as there is a lot of personal information on the page that everyone in the world doesn't need to know......if you know what I mean!!!

A friend of a friend is a rep for Regal Gifts and I offered to provide her link to all the Canadians out there if you want to order anything from Regal, here is the link  I used to buy my cards and wrapping paper from there all the time when they had a store, but now it is all done online.  One good thing shipping isn't too bad at $5 when your order is under $100 and 4% of your order value over $100.  From what I can gather though they only ship in Canada; however someone else may know different?


John said...

Movember is 'very big' down here, but so is the incidence of prostate cancer - maybe that could be because we've become more aware of it and encourage all males over 45 to have an annual blood test!

Jane and Chris said...

Good luck to your son!
I won't be growing a moustache!
Jane x

John Gray said...

yes good luck

John Gray said...

I have a goattee too

Jabacue said...

Great cause and important info to all men out there. Thanks for this.

The Witch said...

Movember is a big challenge at our work this year.
People have raised money for certain co-worker to grow a mustache or beard. It will be funny to see the look of these individuals when the fuzz or hair starts to grow.
Our company took pictures and at the end of the month we get to vote on certain categories. The winner will get some prize money also, which I'm sure they will donate back into the cause.
I may post more about this on my blog later in the month.
We do great challenges all the time at work and the money outcome is usually very large. We have a big staff with big hearts.
It's days like these I'm so proud of my company!!!