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Clean-shaven carebears set for 'Movember'

Wed 31 Oct 2007 In: Community View at Wayback View at NDHA

Anton Cronje It's that time of year again, when men up and down the country try to imitate the likes of Tom Selleck, Freddie Mercury or even Ned Flanders, as "Mo-vember" hits New Zealand. Kiwi guys are invited to seek sponsorship and "grow a mo" through the month of November to help raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. This year, Mr Urge Bear 2007 winner Anton Cronje and Urge Bar co-owner Alan Granville will be joining thousands of men across the country in the annual fundraiser. Over 2,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and around 600 die from the disease every year in NZ, making it the second largest cause of male cancer deaths, after lung cancer. Auckland gay men's space Urge Bar has recently been collecting money for the Foundation with contributions from their Woof! and Underware theme nights. Cronje confirms: "That's right, I'm bringing the Mo back because I'm passionate about men's health and the fight against prostate cancer." Alan Granville Granville, who will also to go clean-shaven on 1 November, will be raising cash from Urge customers throughout the month. "It's been a few years since I have been without a furry face and sadly due to genetics I am not anticipating a massive moustache growth spurt in a month, but I will be trying my best to grow some form of facial caterpillar. "It's a great cause which doesn't get the kind of publicity it deserves and I would really appreciate any donations. Some of our customers are also entering and we wish them well." Participants can enter as an individual or as part of a group and Granville will be joining the team at Maloney's Barbers, next to Les Mills on Victoria Street, for the month long "Mo-fest". Movember culminates at the end of the month in Gala Partés in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. These glamorous and groomed events will see Tom Selleck and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title. To sponsor Anton Cronje's Mo, click here, enter the registration number 78174 and your credit card details. Or you can sponsor him by cheque made payable to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, clearly marking the donation as being for my Registration Number 78174. Mail cheques to: Movember, PO Box 87 150, Meadowbank 1742, Auckland. All donations over $5 are tax deductible. All donations are made directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand who will use the funds to create awareness, increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer, fund research and scholarship programs. Donations can also be arranged by contacting Alan Granville at - 31st October 2007


First published: Wednesday, 31st October 2007 - 11:54pm

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