Movember – Men’s health and moustaches

I, along with a number of my Readify colleagues have formed a team to participate in Movember (thanks to Philip Beadle for promoting this).

"What’s Movember?" I hear you ask… well, Movember is a way of promoting the issues of men’s health in a number of countries, including Australia. Rather than paraphrasing, I’ll just include the suggested email form they send you so you can get an idea of what it’s about:

Hi all,

During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I’ll be growin a moustache. That’s right I’m bringing the Mo back because I’m passionate about changing the state of men’s health.

Male health is a major issue, did you know:

  1. Men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy of males is 6 years less than females.
  2. Every year in Australia 2,700 men die of prostate cancer – more than the number of women who die from breast cancer.
  3. Depression affects 1 in 6 men…Most don’t seek help. Untreated depression is a leading risk factor for suicide. Rates of suicide are more than double the national road toll.

Help me change the face of men’s health by sponsoring my mo.

Please go to http://www.movember.com.au/au/sponsor, enter my Rego number which is 10537 and your credit card details.

The money raised by Movember will be used to change the face of men’s health by creating awareness and funding research into prostate cancer and male depression.

Movember culminates at the end of the month at the Gala Partè where I’ll be parading my Mo on the cat walk for a chance to be crowned the Man of Movember. If you want to be part of this great night you’ll have to purchase a Gala Parte ticket for $33.00 (inc GST). *

Cheers
Andrew

More info is available at www.movember.com.au
Movember is proudly grown by Motorola, Polaroid, Remington and VB.
Movember is proud partners with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative.

In addition to this, Readify has agreed to match all sponsorships of Readify people dollar-for-dollar, so you can make even more of an impact. You can search for the other Readify participants by going to the above link and searching for Readify.

Please consider giving – besides the physical health issues, depression is a very big concern that only seems to be getting worse as our lives in this world get ever more stressful.

* Note: I will not be attending the Gala Parte but others from Readify may well be. 🙂

I’m currently listening to Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth (from Rock and Roll Top 500).

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