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by Matt Atkinson on November 3, 2011 , No comments

It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, now dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health; specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

I’m donating my top lip to the cause for 30 days in an effort to help change the face of men’s health. My Mo will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancer’s affecting men. We’ll be posting regular updates on the boxchilli facebook and blog pages, basically making me a laughing stock!

Some of you may recall last year when I had a rather fetching handlebar moustache, so far this year I’ve not decided on which was to go, perhaps a 1980’s Magnum? or a Terry Thomas cad moustache?!

One thing is guaranteed, my other half Tina won’t like it!!!!

If each one of you could donate just a £1 it would be a real help, I myself have donated £20 to get it going, I’d like to reach at least £100 if possible. You can donate to my support of the Mo at

http://mobro.co/AndersBohea

If you want to go old school you can write a cheque payable to “Movember”, reference my name and Registration Number 1497032 and send it to: Movember Europe, PO Box 68600, London, EC1P 1EF

Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and our men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and The Institute of Cancer Research, Movember is funding world class awareness, research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.

Why am I concerned about men’s health?
*1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
*This year 37,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
*1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
*26% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please click on the links below:
About Movember <http://uk.movember.com/mospace/about/>
Prostate cancer genome mapping <http://uk.movember.com/news/view/id/2093/category/local/>
Prostate Cancer Foundation research <http://uk.movember.com/mospace/about/beneficiary1>
Global Action Plan <http://uk.movember.com/mospace/about/global-action-plan/>

Thank you in advance for helping me change the face of men’s health and for making me an object of ridicule!

Anders Bohea

Director – boxCHilli Media

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