Thursday, November 02, 2006

Gus is bringing back the mo for Movember!

During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I’ll be growing 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:
  • Men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy of males is 6 years less than females.
  • Every year in Australia 2,700 men die of prostate cancer – more than the number of women who die from breast cancer.
  • 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.
Please go to http://www.movember.com/au/sponsor, enter my Rego number which is 28818 and your credit card details. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

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. My stepfather recently had surgery on his prostate because of prostate cancer, and was lucky to have it detected early enough to avoid it becoming a terminal condition. Let's all help protect the men in our lives!

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