This is a slight abuse of the blog, but it’s my blog so i can do what I like. And it’s a very good cause. My sister in law, in an effort to make me look ridiculous, challenged me to grow a moustache for Movember this year. I got her back by challenging her husband. So now we’ll both look ridiculous for a month.

Anyway, it really is a good cause and you can donate directly online, with all donations over $2 being tax deductible. I’ll post a photo of my starting face, after a shave on November 1st and at the end of the month I’ll post a photo of my (more) ridiculous face.

Here’s the official wording of the plea for donations, with the relevant links:

Hi All,

During Movember (the month formerly known as November) I’m growing a Mo. That’s right I’m bringing the Mo back because I’m passionate about tackling men’s health issues and being proactive in the fight against men’s depression and prostate cancer.

To donate to my Mo you can either:

1. Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account, or

2. Write a cheque payable to ‘Movember Foundation’, referencing my Registration Number 1673861 and mailing it to:

Movember Foundation
PO Box 292
Prahran VIC 3181

Remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

The money raised by Movember is used to raise awareness of men’s health issues and donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative. The PCFA and beyondblue will use the funds to fund research and increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer and depression.

Did you know:

* Depression affects 1 in 6 men….most don’t seek help. Untreated depression is a leading risk factor for suicide.
* Last year in Australia 18,700 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 2,900 died of prostate cancer – equivalent to the number of women who will die from breast cancer annually.

More information is available at

Movember is proudly grown by Holden and Schick.

Movember is proud partners with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative.

And here’s the opening photo:

That chin hasn’t seen daylight for over a decade!