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Support Movember and support awareness of men’s health and the fight against prostate cancer

Filed under: General — Darryl Ward @ 9:07 pm Sun 28th October 2007

Hello friends

During Movember (the month formerly known as November), I will be attempting to grow a mo.

Many men across the world are (for one month only) bringing back the mo, because we are passionate about men’s health and the fight against prostate cancer.


Every year in New Zealand 2,656 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 600 die of the disease, making prostate cancer the second largest cause of male deaths, after lung cancer.

The average life expectancy of a man in New Zealand is 4 years less than a woman.
If you are willing to support this worthy cause, you may do so in several ways.

Firstly, you may sponsor me, and there are two payment options available.

1 Go to and enter my registration number: 81491.

2 You may also sponsor me by submitting a cheque made payable to the “Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand”, clearly marking the donation with my registration number: 81491. Please mail cheques to:


PO Box 87 150

Meadowbank 1742


All donations over $5 are tax deductible.

Alternatively, if you are a man, you should consider participating in Movember yourself. Go to if you wish to register.

All donations are made directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, which will use the funds to create awareness, increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer and fund research and scholarship programmes.

Thank you again for your support

Kind regards

Darryl Ward


  1. Has anybody noticed the lack of publicity that this is receiving in comaparison with breast cancer?

    Comment by Anonymous — Mon 29th October 2007 @ 12:43 pm

  2. It got quite a bit of publicity last year.

    Comment by JohnP — Wed 31st October 2007 @ 2:23 pm

  3. TV1 Breakfast has a light-hearted video promo for Movember here.

    Comment by JohnP — Fri 2nd November 2007 @ 12:08 pm

  4. Well then, we are only 7 days into November and not a mention of prostate cancer or anything else to do with men’s health on TV.
    Last month every second bloody ad had something to do with breast cancer, all month too!
    It goes to show how one-sided the NZ media is.
    It’s just business as usual now, they’re getting ready for Xmas, men don’t matter that much.

    Comment by MikeT — Wed 7th November 2007 @ 12:10 am

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