Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Movember" - I apologize for this in advance....

...but it's all for a good cause. And if you have a sense of humour you may find this somewhat funny. If you are completely offended, I'm sorry. Either way, read on....

"Movember" is an annual, month-long celebration (during November)of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues - specifically prostate cancer.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia. The guys behind it joked about 80s fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back. In order to justify their Mos (Australian slang for moustache), they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.

A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations. What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking billboard for the cause as his new look opens the door for him to talk about prostate cancer – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer. Each Movember culminates in a Gala Partè in major cities around the globe where Mo Bros dress up to match their Mo, channeling the likes of Tom Selleck, Ghandi and Ron Burgundy, vying for the ultimate accolade: Man of Movember.

While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who support their guys) form an important part of Movember by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds and attending the highly anticipated Gala Partés.

The money raised in Canada goes directly to Prostate Cancer Canada. Prostate Cancer Canada will use the money raised by Movember for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

In 2008 the Movember campaign in Canada raised $2.4 million making it the largest charity event for men. Significantly, awareness of men’s health issues has improved with Movember helping to spread important health messages directly to thousands of Mo Bros & Sistas.

This is my friend Brad. He is trying to raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada. He doesn't always look like this.

He usually looks like this:

An improvement? Perhaps. Anyways, he's sportin the Mo for a good cause so please go to this website:

Choose "Donate to an Individual" and search for "Brad Doiron". It's very easy. and it's for a good cause.


Anonymous said...

ahhhh hhahahahah!
I love the Movember thing. I think Tyler should grow a mustache and then say, "oui, oui".

Maybe women can start growing armpit hair for breast cancer... and wear tanktops?....


Meesh said...

Brad is the sexiest bitch i know - what a Mo Bro