M is for Movember!

During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I?ll be growin a moustache. That?s right I?m bringing the Mo back because I?m passionate about changing the state of men?s health, and I thought it was worth a laugh (what could be better – good causes + laughs :D).

Male health is a major issue, did you know:

1. Men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy of males is 6 years less than females.
2. Every year in Australia 2,700 men die of prostate cancer ? more than the number of women who die from breast cancer.
3. 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.

Help us change the face of men?s health by sponsoring my mo.

Please go to http://www.movember.com.au/au/sponsor, enter my Rego number which is 18640 and your credit card details. All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

I am doing this as part of a team – you might also like to sponsor these mo’s!

The “MoSOS” team consists of:

18124 Jon Walker (Capt)
18640 Malcolm McGarth
21161 Fred Johnson
21447 Nathan Reilly
25259 Darren Hitchman
25319 Stuart Reay

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.

Movember culminates at the end of the month at the Gala Part? where I?ll be parading my Mo on the cat walk for a chance to be crowned the Man of Movember. If you want to be part of this great night you?ll have to purchase a Gala Parte ticket for $33.00 (inc GST).

I’ll also be posting piccies of the “growth” should anything develop, even if I have to resort to Texta on the 30th of November!
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Update #01Ready, No Mo, GO!: Me freshly shaven: will update when there is something to show!

Update #02 Go Mo GO! After a day, almost a little 5 OClock shadow happening……. !

Update #03 Oh no Two mo's: Evening 2nd November, not much growth, seems two mo’s developing. Do please remember this is for charity, thus far I have raised $5, if you could spare a donation to this worthy cause, please sponsor me (full instructions in article above).

Update #04 come on mo, come on! : Evening 3rd November, almost getting some progress happening, a definate darkening of the lip 😀

Update #05 Definate darkening of the upper lip : About to go to Sydney so this update is six or so hours earlier than usual. Some development of patchiness appearing on the upper lip. Currently aiming for a mini Merv (Hughes – former Aussie cricketer) but will have to see how things pan out and the growth goes!

Update #06 Dodgy Mo? : Seems I am currently able to pull off the decidely dodgy character. Growth is still happening allbeit slowly.

Update #07 One Week - To Make movie shot Profile Shot - Movember After 1 Week : I shall call it Mini Merv or Baby Boonie! Getting some definition begin to happen.

Update #08 Mo after ONE WEE!: Well I’m beginning to wonder if the “tickler” – the bit of hair below the bottom lip should go or stay. Seems that something is beginning to take shape none the less.

7 Responses to “M is for Movember!”

  1. spunkymuffin Says:

    Hey Mal, I’ll donate $10 if you let me unpluck your monobrow…

  2. fatso the wombat Says:

    I’m sponsoring the brow.

  3. spunkymuffin Says:

    It’s too bad you didn’t get these pics up in time for Halloween…

  4. malliemcg Says:

    But spunky I did! – Halloween 2007 😛

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