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Become a Citizen of Movember! - Heeren Gandhi

Become a Citizen of Movember!

Its that time of year again! The time to donate a part of your face and grow a Mo’ to raise money for Prostate Cancer research.

The idea for Movember was sparked in 2003 over a few beers in Melbourne, Australia.  The guys behind it joked about 80s fashion and decided it was time to bring the moustache back.  In order to justify their Mo’s (Australian slang for moustache), they used their new looks to raise money for prostate cancer research… never dreaming that facial hair would ultimately lead to a global movement that would get men talking about a taboo subject – their health.

"Mo Man" Tom Selleck

"Mo Man" Tom Selleck

A Mo Bro starts Movember – the month formerly known as November – clean shaven, and grows a moustache all month long, garnering support from friends and family in the form of donations.  What’s more, a Mo Bro is a walking billboard for the cause as his new look opens the door for him to talk about prostate cancer – making the moustache a symbol, much like the pink ribbon is for breast cancer.  Each Movember culminates in a Gala Partè in major cities around the globe where Mo Bros dress up to match their Mo, channeling the likes of Tom Selleck, Gandhi and Ron Burgundy, vying for the ultimate accolade:  Man of Movember.

The money raised in Canada goes directly to Prostate Cancer Canada. Prostate Cancer Canada will use the money raised by Movember for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

In 2008 the Movember campaign in Canada raised $2.4 million making it the largest charity event for men. Significantly, awareness of men’s health issues has improved with Movember helping to spread important health messages directly to thousands of Mo Bros & Sistas.

Join our team and grow a Mo to raise money for this great cause here

To make a donation, you can either:

  • Click this link http://ca.movember.com/mospace/39177/ and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account , or
  • Write a cheque payable to ‘Prostate Cancer Canada’, referencing my Registration Number 39177 and mailing it to: Prostate Cancer Canada, 145 Front Street East, Ste. 306, Toronto, ON M5A 1E3, Canada.

I will be posting updates as my Mo starts to grow starting on November 1st.

Together we can change the face of Men’s health issues! (Pun intended 🙂 )



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  1. Sam Fitzgerald October 27th

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    MYO are doing their bit for Movember! http://bit.ly/4Fh9b1


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Heeren

I am a web developer that works in the IT field for the Government with an interest in design and technology and how it effects us on a daily basis.