Get in the Movember spirit

Okay everyone, it’s time to get your Mo on and show the world that you care about fighting one of our fiercest killers — cancer.

Okay everyone, it’s time to get your Mo on and show the world that you care about fighting one of our fiercest killers — cancer.

The Kootenay Army for Men’s Health is bringing Nelson its very first Movember Extravaganza.

They are a group of local individuals, male and female, who have come together under the banner of Movember Canada to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues, specifically cancers affecting men.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in men and in 2011 there will be more cases of prostate cancer diagnosed than breast cancer.

Movember Canada is part of a worldwide movement that has helped to raise millions of dollars dedicated to cancer research.

Last year nearly 119,000 Canadian Mo Bros and Mo Sistas joined this event that is rapidly gaining momentum to raise $22.3 million.

As a Mo Bro you will effectively become a walking, talking billboard for the 30 days of November. Through your actions and words, you will help to raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

If you want to join the fight to stop cancer, and have some fun doing it, here’s what to do:

• Register yourself or a team at Movember.com

• On November 1, start with a clean-shaven face.

• For the rest of the month, groom, trim and wax your way into the annals of fine moustachery.

• Raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for your mo-growing efforts.

• Join the community of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas at the Movember Extravaganza on November 30 at the Royal.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Team Mo, Miss Movember, the Mo Money Award — for most funds raised, and the coveted Man of Movember.

For more information visit the Kootenay Army for Men’s Health Facebook page.

 

Just Posted

Former Nelson swimmers competing in NCAA

Jordan and Kelsey Andrusak will be rivals in in the Western Athletic Conference

CHECK THIS OUT: Don’t let reading fall by the wayside this summer

Avi Silberstein is the children’s librarian at the Nelson Public Library

Kootenay students learn about lake stewardship

Two hundred and fifty students from around Kootenay Lake participated in the Youth Water Festival

Restoration underway on Nelson cenotaph

The Nelson War Memorial was constructed in 1922

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadian communities responding to climate change

New research highlights state of local adaptation planning in Canada

Victoria woman in L.A. hospital after she was run over twice

Lynn Phillips has suffered from multiple broken bones and internal bleeding

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

B.C. judge defies lawyers and adds six months to man’s sex assault sentence

‘I find the joint submission is contrary to the public interest and I’m rejecting it’

Tiny Yorkshire terrier survives days on remote B.C. island

ROAM rescue crews, family searched for dog, missing in Greater Victoria for days

Man presumed dead after boat capsizes in Columbia River

Search and rescue efforts recovered a life jacket

Crews fight wildfire along Sea-to-Sky Highway

A cause has not been determined, although a downed power line is suspected

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Most Read