Day 1 of Movember – Clean shaven
So here it is, photo 1 of my Movember challenge. It’s the first time I’ve been clean shaven since I was in Guatemala last October. The time has now come to attempt to grow a moustache and look thoroughly ridiculous for an entire month. The rule is to only grow a moustache and be clean shaven everywhere else! This should be fun but I don’t think it’s going to help with my love life!
The Movember Foundation was started in Australia and aims to put a fun twist on serious male health issues. Using the moustache as a catalyst, the idea is to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and take action when needed.
I will of course be raising awareness about bowel cancer as well as testicular and prostate cancer which with early diagnosis are totally curable. Unfortunately many do not seek help early enough and leave it too late. Perhaps they don’t know what the symptoms are or maybe men are just to embarrassed to talk about it. With my new ‘tash’ I plan to let them know what the deal is and how to not only spot it early but also prevent it happening in the first place via a healthy lifestyle. Early diagnosis after all helped saved my life!
I will also be raising awareness about mental health issues which affect 1 in 8 men in the UK alone. That’s quite a statistic. Hopefully with the power of my ‘tash’ I can let blokes know that it’s ok to talk about their mental health and also let them know that there is a lot of help out there which can help them.
I will also be fundraising and recruiting men to join the 101 Things To do When You Survive team. I would love it if you could help me raise a little bit of money for this wonderful cause.
You can donate and sign up here: – http://moteam.co/101-things-to-do-when-you-survive
I will be posting regular photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram showing the progress of my moustache. I will be appearing on TV here in OZ on Friday so fingers crossed I can have something ready to show the viewers!:)
Let the awareness spreading, tash growing and fun begin!