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    Default Movember 2012!!!

    Gentlemen, It's time again for Movember.
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    What is Movember?
    From Movember Worldwide - Home:
    OVERVIEW
    WHAT
    Movember is the global men's health charity engaging men to grow and women to support the Mo (moustache) for the 30 days of November. Through the power of the moustache, awareness and funds are raised for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

    HISTORY
    Movember started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 with two guys who wanted to bring back a past fashion trend - the moustache. That year, 30 guys participated but no money was raised. In 2004, amazed by the fun they had and the conversations that were sparked, four of the 30 original members came together to make their Mo-growing an annual, official charitable endeavor by adding an important cause – prostate cancer. That year, 450 participants raised $43,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
    Movember came to the US in 2007, with 2,127 participants raising over $740,000. This year, there will be official Movember campaigns in 21 countries.
    In 2011, the US campaign saw more than 145,000 Americans growing and supporting the Mo, raising over $15 million for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

    WHERE
    Movember moustache growth can be seen around the globe each November in 21 countries across five continents. To view the full list and for live registration and fundraising records visit Leaderboards.

    HOW
    The growth of a moustache on an otherwise bare lip sparks both public and private discussion; Mo Bros effectively becoming a walking, talking billboards for men’s health for 30 days, raising funds along the way.
    Participation is really easy - men and women register at Movember.com to grow or support a Mo. Men start November 1 clean-shaven and grow their moustache for 30 days, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their Mo-growing efforts. Women are very important to the Movember campaign. Mo Sistas get involved in the same way as Mo Bros, except they don’t grow a Mo. They register at Movember.com, start a team, recruit the men in their lives to participate, donate, fundraise, and plan and participate in events.

    Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can celebrate their journey at official end-of-Movember Gala PartÚs held in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, DC, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle.

    WHY
    One of the biggest obstacles men tackle in regards to general well-being, is a reluctance to discuss health issues they face either with their partner, family or doctor. Movember was born from recognition that a fun and engaging initiative could help encourage men to become more actively involved in their own health. Movember aims to increase awareness and support for men's health by getting conversations started at a grassroots level, educating men about the health risks they face and raising vital funds for support programs.

    FUNDS
    Movember, along with our men’s health partners Prostate Cancer Foundation and the LIVESTRONG Foundation work to ensure that Movember funds are supporting innovative, world-class programs in three areas: awareness/education, survivorship and research.


    DEFINITIONS
    • Mo | Moustache
    • Mo Bro | Men who grow a moustache for Movember
    • Mo Sista | Women who love the Mo and actively support Movember and the men in their life
    • Mo Mentor | Men who have shown long-term commitment to moustache style and inspire others in the hairy challenge
    • Gala PartÚ | Fancy dress extravaganzas held around the country at the end of November, to celebrate the outstanding efforts of the Movember community. Mo Bros dress to suit their Mo and Mo Sistas dress to suit their Mo Bro.


    2011 CAMPAIGN FIGURES Global
    • Participants: 855,203
    • Funds raised: $126.3 million

    USA
    • Participants: More than 145,000
    • Funds raised: More than $15 million

    For participation and fundraising figures of each Movember campaign visit Mo Milestones.
    KEY STATISTICS Men's Health | Why is Movember important?
    • In 2012, more than 242,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 28,000 men will die from prostate cancer.
    • One new prostate cancer case occurs every 2.1 minutes.
    • A man dies from prostate cancer every 18.6 minutes.
    • Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer.
    • The incidence rates for prostate cancer are significantly higher in African American men.
    • Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.
    • 97% of prostate cancer cases occur in men age 50 and older.
    • 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, 1 in 3 women will be.
    • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
    • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 34.
    • 1 in 270 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer during their lifetime.


    MO COMMUNITY & CULTURE Community Stories Every year the Movember Community share incredible stories with us, talking about their men's health journey and why they are passionate supporters of Movember. Visit Mo Stories to read some of these inspirational personal accounts. To find a Mo Bro or Mo Sista in your local area happy to participate in media opportunities please contact abbie@movember.com. Mo Culture For all things moustache related, including practical tips and advice as well as general Mo facts and knowledge visit our Moustachery page and lose yourself in the world of the Mo.
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    Please feel free to use this thread to post links to your Movember participant page as well as pictures of your mo' in progress. Participants will receive an official badge from SRP to show your support for a great cause, as well as a link to your mo' page from the front page of SRP.

    I'd also like to do some fun before and afters as well as get some cool promo stuff for next year. It's certainly not a requirement for those participating, but if a few of you could get a weekly picture of your mo' (standing in the same place for each pic, so I can do a series) it would be much appreciated.

    More importantly: let's have some fun and support men's health!

    Bring on the mo's!!!


    To help kick this thing off, here's a link to my mo' space: http://us.movember.com/mospace/3588593
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    Default Lets do it!

    I'm going to do it just because I hate a "stash" on myself. Mine is dirty blond and just makes my upper lip look dirty. In all seriousness though, it's a great cause. All of us men, no matter what age, need to pay better attention to our health.
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    I'm in, but I got a needed head start (otherwise no one would notice).

    I couldn't tell with my phone...is this initiative still associated with LiveStrong?
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    I'm in..2nd year for me. Last year I wasn't into wet shaving yet, should be able to create a masterpiece this year!

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    Hey there Mo Bros - I'm in as well, and this is also my second year.

    Here's a link to my Mo Space:

    Cangooner's Mo Space

    OK. Now let's have some fun and raise some money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unit View Post
    I'm in, but I got a needed head start (otherwise no one would notice).

    I couldn't tell with my phone...is this initiative still associated with LiveStrong?
    I am curious about this too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter74743 View Post
    I am curious about this too...
    It appears that it is still linked on the site.

    As an x-bike racer...I have some strong opinions on this, but regardless, Movember is a great cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter74743 View Post
    I am curious about this too...
    It depends on where you are. In the USA Livestrong does appear on the list of programs funded by Movember: Movember United States - About Movember

    Here in Canada it is not:
    Movember Canada - About Movember

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    I'm in!! First year participating, very excited! Any teams forming??

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    Default Re: Movember 2012!!!

    Gentlemen, I'd like to keep this thread about Movember participation...

    LiveStrong does receive a portion of the money raised; Lance Armstrong stepped down from his position there and the foundation does good things with the money received.

    Now back to the topic at hand...

    Anyone give any thought to the last full shave? Are you going to do anything special?

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