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Friday, 2 November 2012

Remember, remember ALL of November

Movember... that, err.. magical time of year where men parade around with fluffy undernoses. Most of them tend to look a little creepy pubescent with essence of bum fluff on their faces, but the lucky few men who can actually grow a tache manage to pull off the 80s pornstar look with style.

In all seriousness, it's for a bloody good cause and is a fun way to raise money for such a strong topic - men's health. Now, the 'C' word scares the absolute shit out of me - no, I don't mean c*nt, that word is spectacular- I mean cancer. A 6 lettered word that seriously freaks me out. 
When I think of cancer I immediately think of breast cancer, is that just how I think as a woman? Or is it the media? I don't think I'm wrong in saying that women's health is perhaps more documented in the media and breast cancer is talked about all the time. I constantly hear stories of women battling the disease and have even had a scare myself but I don't think there is enough awareness regarding men's health.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in men, with testicular cancer also being far too common. Men are useless at going to the doctors, maybe they are too shy, too lazy or just don't think anything is wrong, I'm not sure, but if they knew how simple it is to go and get checked out I bet they would.

Movember is a bloody ace idea. Men grow a moustache in november because it's hilarious, because people think the tache is hilarious they will donate money to see just how stupid the dude will look by the end of the month. The money goes to a men's health charity which both helps research and rehab for the disease and just as important it raises awareness. AWESOME.

So, the ginger one (the boyfriend) approached me and told me he was participating in it this year. At first I was like 'Holy crap I have to be seen with this guy..' but I am insanely proud of him for doing it. His grandad passed away a few months ago after a battle with cancer and I know it profoundly affected him, so in his honour he will sport a ridiculous tache and raise some pennies!

You can donate and watch his progress here:

I can't grow a tache (I know, what a crying shame)... but I do look dam good with one...

Me and sibling 2 years ago


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