Movember – half way!

Day 15 and the handlebars are coming along nicely… Some have likened my mo to a 70’s pornstar, others to Merv Hughes (-gee thanks!) – and here it is in all its glory,


What’s all this about? Glad you asked!

For the fourth year running, I’m growing a moustache for Movember to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health – specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Nearly 600 men die of prostate cancer each year in New Zealand and one in ten men will experience depression in their lifetime. Sobering facts, so I’m putting down the razor (partially!) for a month and hoping you’ll support the cause.

To sponsor my Mo, you can either:

  • Visit my Mo Space (where you can also track my progress) and click “Donate to me” to donate online using your credit card
  • Write a cheque payable to ‘Movember’, referencing my Registration Number 314352 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 12 708, Wellington 6144

All donations over $5 are tax deductible, and your donation will earn you a “Mo of honour”,

Mo of honour - I've donated!

So how effective is all this? Movember is now in its fourth year and, to date, has achieved some pretty amazing results by working alongside The Cancer Society and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. For further details check out Movember Outcomes. This year in particular, the more than 10,000 men participating in NZ have raised more than $250,000 as of today (Nov 16th), with some impressive totals in other countries too – see Mo Money.

If you’re considering donating, please do! And to those that already have, thanks for your support.

Mo Bro Chris.
Boldly growing where few have grown before.

Citizen of Movember


About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

One Response to Movember – half way!

  1. Chris says:

    A collegue passed this on from,

    Hey, just a mo!
    AND we loved this little yarn out of the US where Mark Spitz has told of a conversation he had with a Russian swim coach at the 1972 Olympics. After Spitz completed training the night before his first race, the coach asked the swimmer about his moustache: “Doesn’t it slow you down?” Spitz replied, “It doesn’t. It deflects water away from my mouth.” Spitz then went on to win seven gold medals, breaking a world record with each one. The next year, Spitz said, “Every single Russian male swimmer had a moustache. And, unfortunately, a couple East German women swimmers, too.”

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