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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Movember
UPDATE: The 'Guess the Mo' competition is now online. Click here to enter.

Tena Koutou,
Today is the first of Movember and as such it is the first day of life for our new moustaches. We'll be growin 'taches for the entire month (the month formerly known as November). But why am we telling you about it? Prostate cancer and money.

What a mo!Basically there is a formal sponsoring system through the (completely above board) Movember website. By sponsoring a 'tache you not only make a statement about men's fashion but also about health. and to make it sweeter all donations over $5 are tax deductible!!!

How do you do it?

  • Go here
  • enter "the dropkicks" into the team name box
  • then pick which of us you want to sponsor and your credit card details. (Again the site is completely above board)

The money raised by Movember will be used to create awareness and fund support networks for those that suffer from prostate cancer.

You can also track our mo's progress (and the progress of my 'tache teammates) here on the blog (eventually, the photos will be up very soon).

Cheers
The Dropkicks

ps. This post is basically us asking for your hard-earned money, and we do feel a little stink for doing it, but it is for a good cause dammit!

pps. below are some bad stats about men's health.

Male health is a major issue, did you know:

  • Men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy of males is 6 years less than females.
  • Every year in New Zealand about 600 men die of prostate cancer – about the same as the number of women who die from breast cancer.

More info is available at www.movember.com.au

Movember is run in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.



Thanks to Rugby Pioneers for the photo

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1 Comments:

  • Hello Dropkicks!

    I am wondering if you would be interested in contributing your Movember photos to my story I posted on NowPublic.

    Here is the url and good luck!
    http://www.nowpublic.com/its_movember_so_grow_a_mo

    Your Mo' Sista

    Victoria

    By Anonymous Victoria, at 11:59 AM, November 02, 2006  

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