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    IT’S MOVEMBER!! The month when men are encouraged to become aware of cancers that affect men (and maybe try to impersonate Magnum P.I. or Freddy Mercury!)….here is an interesting piece for the guys about this.

    The Mo’man!
    Third time’s a charm! Movember is back for a third year of growing in Ireland. Irish Mo Bros, Mo Sistas and celebrity Mo Ambassadors are at the ready to grip their hairy handlebars, hop onboard and again take the journey to change the face of men’s health.

    Movember, the month formerly known as November, is an annual, month-long charity event where men grow a moustache throughout the month to raise funds for Action Prostate Cancer, an initiative of the Irish Cancer Society.

    “The Irish Cancer Society greatly appreciates the ongoing support of the Movember campaign in Ireland. It is wonderful to see such a large, enthusiastic and ever increasing following. Movember partnership allows us drive awareness around prostate and other cancers to even more men across the country.” said John McCormack, CEO Irish Cancer Society.
    Mo Bros should be clean shaven on the 1st of Movember and left free to groom and cultivate their upper lip shrubbery during the month to create awareness of men’s health issues. Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can register on asindividuals or as a team to become citizens of Movember.

    Last year, Movember’s second in Ireland, nearly 7,000 Irish Mo Bros donated their faces to the cause, with the support of the Mo Sistas, and raised over €1 million in just one month.
    Movember 2010 is bristling with excitement with a gang of celebrities donating their faces for the month. Trying to scrum up well this season with their mo’s are Irish rugby international team mates Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy, Ireland’s favourite new band The Cast of Cheers and Irish Middlewight Champion Gary ‘Spike’ O’ Sullivan.

    A host of Ireland’s best known fashionable men have also lent their upper lips including; bag designer Pauric Sweeney, RTE’s Off the Rails fashionista Brendan Courtney, fashion designer Peter O’Brien. Gentlemen joining the esteemed group of Mo Mentors include Presidential candidate Senator David Norris and Senator Eoghan Harris, prostate cancer sufferer, will be there to offer the legions of Mo Bros tips on how to maintain this season’s exquisite, must have facial accessory.

    Mo themed events all over the country will sprout over the course of the month with Mo Office, Mo Campus and Mo Town soireés bringing the moustache out of hibernation for another bout of action. The Movember Gala Parté, the final coming together of MoBros and MoSistas takes place in Tripod, Dublin on December 2nd. 1,300 Mo Bros descend on the city as Hulk Hogan, Freddie Mercury and Scouser look-a-likes contend for the distinguished ‘Man of Movember’ award.

    Prostate Cancer is the most common male cancer among Irish men. In Ireland men have a one in nine chance of developing prostate cancer during the course of their lifetime. The most recent data shows that there were 2,579 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Ireland in 2008.

    Check out the articles below on Prostate Cancer and The Prostate Diet


    are any of your husbands growing moustaches for Movember? my hubby tried to grow one last year (not for any special reason, other than to annoy me) and it looked awful.

    Wonder if alot of guys do it – its a great way to highlight mens health. I would not mind my other half growing one this month, as long as I know it would be off before Christmas when the cameras come out 😆 😆

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