Sunday, November 8, 2009

Movember.. one week in!

In my last post I told you of my husband Mark's involvement with Movember. Movember is a fun way to raise funds for research into prostate cancer and depression in men. Like breast cancer in women, prostate cancer is as prevalent in men at the same rate. I have enclosed a picture of Mark's "growth" of 7 days effort... so greyI Not at all like when i first met him all those years ago.

You can track Mark's progress on line (and donate funds) by following this link. Here is a picture of Mark at 7 days!

Talk soon


Monday, November 2, 2009

Pink October ends.. & Movember starts

Hi ladies.. well another Breast Cancer Awareness/Fund Raising month has ended. November brings Movember where men grow a moustache to raise funds for research into prostate cancer and depression in our men folk. My husband Mark (who shaved off his moustache when he went grey) has decided to get involved this month as part of the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce Team. You can donate to support him as follows: (Check out his sad sack photo.. hope he smiles at the end)

Yes ladies, as Debs' other half I am growing a moustache this year for Movember. I have decided to put down my Braun razor for one month (November) and help raise awareness and funds for men’s health – specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. What many people don’t appreciate is that close to 3,000 men die of prostate cancer each year in Australia and one in eight men will experience depression in their lifetime - many of whom don’t seek help. Facts like these have convinced me I should get involved and I am hoping that you will support me.

To sponsor my Mo, you can either:

• Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account
• Write a cheque payable to ‘Movember Foundation’, referencing my Registration Number 105705 and mailing it to: Movember Foundation, PO Box 292, Prahran, VIC, 3181

Remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Movember is now in its sixth year and, to date, has achieved some pretty amazing results by working alongside The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCFA) and beyondblue: the national depression initiative. Check out further details at: If you are interested in following the progress of my Mo, click here Also, has heaps of useful

Thank you

Mark Taylor