Thursday, December 4


Movember was pretty big in our office. An officemate sent out an email to all encouraging to join. It is not limited to men at all. Women can join - maybe, put a fake mo and all. There were 5 enthusiastic men that jumped in the wagon, nonetheless, everyone was as excited as them. Everybody was checking everyone's mo every week.

The big day was last November 27. The blokes organised a sausage sizzle lunch and everybody pitched in at least 10 bucks. Oh there were yummy food and cupcakes. Between the 5 of them, they raised more or less 1500. Not bad, isn't it?

The awarding was fairly fun and exciting. It was capped off with a keg of beer after office.

On the Movember facts:

Australia raised AUD$13,634,849 and 124,523 people joined in - the biggest of all.

The aim of Movember is to change this attitude, make men's health fun by putting the Mo back on the face of fashion and in the process raise some serious funds for key men's health issues.

Prostate Cancer: because every year 2,900 Australian men die of prostate cancer - equivalent to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually.

Depression in Men: because one in six men suffer from depression at any given time but most don't seek help.

I'm sure that sum of money is greatly appreciated by the foundation - me too. Some might have done a little bit of hardwork but I'm sure not as much as using work holding and some heavy metal tools to raise that amount of money. It will be a great help for tackling men's health.


ART'S WIFE said...

Those mo cupcakes look great! Wish we had ones like them at our mo office party. :)

Ers said...

hi thea, sure they were lovely. too good to eat, actually. :)

thanks for the visit.