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Mo-ment of relief
Written on the 30 November 2009 by Fiona Taylor
As Movember drew to a close yesterday the sighs of relief from Mo Bros around the nation could be heard as they shed their extra facial hair and the itchiness which came with it.
The Lenny’s Mo Bros raised a total of $2,530 and the Gloria Jean’s Coffees Team (pictured) weren’t far behind with $1,190.
The official total of all funds raised is still being tallied but is anticipated to be in excess of the $8 million that was raised by Mo Bros last year.
Lenny’s Mo Bros Team Captain Mark Bennett said the team’s total included $1000 donated by Lenard’s suppliers.
“The team is completely stoked as we’ve beaten our last year’s fundraising total,” Mark said.
“It’s all been for a great cause and the spin-off benefit is we’ve all had a good laugh along the way.
“Public recognition of Movember is growing every year, and you can be sure Lenny’s Mo Bros will be back bigger and better in 2010.”
Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men, which is now in its sixth year.
During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men’s health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember’s men’s health partners – The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative.
To find out more about Movember and The Movember Foundation visit www.movember.com.au
Both the Gloria Jean’s Coffees Team and the Lenny’s Mo Bros would like to thank everyone who showed support and donated.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees Team pictured sporting their mos above from left to right are: Jonathon Carter, Denis Roche, Chris Churchmichael, Robert Keanalley and Dave Webster.
Author: Fiona Taylor