Members of PCCN Brampton participated in the 2010 Movember campaign headed up by our very own Paul Henshall.
Movember has come of age. The $20M pledged by Canadians to this international phenomenon during November says it all. PCCN-Brampton began its contributions to Movember this year with its team called the Blue Knight Crusaders.
Three of us attended the Movember Gala on November 25 at the Guvernment on Queen's Quay. Dancers and bands entertained a packed house. Then at 10 pm, judging for both the best MO and the best costume began. Crowd noise selected a Hulk Hogan wannabe as #1. Our modest team of 6 has raised over $850, some of which is yet to be tallied in.
Given the number of men in the most unlikely places who grew moustaches, our team will have an easier time recruiting further members in 2011 and hopefully doubling our pledge total.
In addition to our official team, Morris Rambout and his daughter raised an additional $385 to swell our total contribution to over $1000.
Media exposure has brought the name to the forefront and almost everyone just assumes that a moustache is synonymous with Movember and Prostate Cancer Canada.
Movember began in 2003 as a lark over a few beers in Melbourne Australia. Its rallying cry says it all: Changing the face of men's health.
Prostate Cancer Canada is a major beneficiary of Movember funds and consequently PCCN Brampton and all other PCCN members across Canada.
There also seems to be a healthy bit of competition developing between Canada and Australia which just adds to the fun of the event.
If you haven't already, visit our MO page: http://ca.movember.com/mospace/535494 as well as Morris’s page: http://ca.movember.com/mospace/1306952/ and make sure and draw a MO on your calendar for next November 1, 2011.
Special thanks to Eikonic of Brampton for hosting our event & becoming our official Barber Shop!