MOVEMBER PI - Moustache for a Cause (Prostate Cancer Awareness)
PROSTATE CANCER is now one of the leading causes of death among Filipino males. Statistics show that about 25% of men afflicted with prostate cancer die of the disease. Patients who survive the cancer still require treatment to ease symptoms such as pain, bleeding, and urinary obstruction.
The American Cancer Society and the American Urological Association recommend that men over forty (40) years or older undergo periodic testing for the early detection of prostate cancer. Early detection will prevent future disease progression. Also, treatment in the early stages of cancer is less than when done in its advanced stages.
What is MovemberPI?
MOVEMBER (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer awareness and treatment.
At the start of Movember, guys register with a clean-shaven face. The participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money in the process.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often-ignored issue of men’s health.
Where will the money go?
All proceeds will go to assist in raising awareness and support for prostate cancer and men’s health in The Philippines. MovemberPI has collaborated with SOCFI (The Subic Olongapo Cancer Foundation Inc.) http://socfi.multiply.com, but plans to partner up with as many cancer societies in the Philippines.
Are goatees or beards allowed?
The definition of a Moustache:
1. There is to be no joining of the Mo to side burns – That’s a beard.
2. There is to be no joining of the handlebars – That’s a goatee.
3. A small complimentary growth under the bottom lip is allowed (aka a tickler).
Remember, it’s Movember PI, not ‘Beardvember PI’ or ‘Goateevember PI’
Do I have to start clean shaven?
Yes, MovemberPI is for one month only! Head starts are not allowed and go against the spirit of MovemberPI.
How do I join?
Contact MovemberPI and register with a Php500 donation and submit your contact details and a clean-shaven photo. Contact [email protected]
For any inquiries and info contact Sam by email [email protected]
And please visit our new website http://www.MovemberPI.com/
And don’t’ forget to like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MovemberPI
Our Awesome Planet supports the Movember PI 2012!
Name of moustached warrior: ANTON DIAZ
Nationality of moustached warrior: FILIPINO
November is known worldwide as the month of the moustache or commonly known as Movember. The individual that stands before you has bravely agreed to grow his/her mo (moustache) for the entire month of November and have it posted online for all to see, for a worthy local cause. Please support the humiliation of this brave person by donating generously (P500) for the cause. Thanks.Please email [email protected] for the donation to Movember PI.
(Join the launch party on November 9 @ TIME, Makati Avenue)
Live an Awesome Life,
If you have tips on awesome food and travel destinations, please email me at [email protected].
Full Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet supports Movember PI as a Mo Bro for 2012. I wrote this blog post myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this post or any organization promoting it. As a policy, I don't accept advertising from food and travel places we feature in the blog.
P.S. How can women get involved?
While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (a woman who loves a Mo and wants to support the efforts of a Mo Bro in their life) do a lot of important work for MovemberPI. Mo Sistas can get involved by:
• Supporting and donating to a bro’s moustache.
• Holding a moustache themed fundraiser.
• Donning a fake moustache of their own.