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A Call To Arms For The Modern Gentleman

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Movember registrations are now open for the fifth year running for those man enough to lend their face to the cause.

Movember recognises that a true gentleman is rare indeed. They do exist, but in today's world they can often be hard to spot.

For several years now, brave and selfless gents have dedicated their faces to Movember - the annual charity event that raises funds and awareness for men's health issues. This year, it is hoped a force of men stronger and more valiant than ever, will stand side by side, united in their commitment to supporting men's health, through the cultivation of a Mo.

In the last four years funds raised by Movember in New Zealand have contributed to world class research, education and support programmes. As Jim Slattery of the Movember Foundation explains, the results so far are exemplary, but an ongoing crusade is necessary;

"We are well on our way to changing the face of men's health and it's fantastic to see the outcomes that have been achieved in New Zealand and around the world. However, we know there is so much more to be done, so we're committed to growing awareness and funds."

Movember's men's health partners in New Zealand are the Cancer Society of New Zealand in support of prostate cancer and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand in support of men's depression through their Out of the Blue campaign.

Men interested in getting involved in Movember 2010 and growing a little bit of luxury can register as Mo Bros now.

The rules are clear; gentlemen start on the first of Movember clean shaven, and begin collecting sponsorship for their mo-growing efforts throughout the month. But Movember's not just for Mo Bros; Mo Sistas (women who appreciate a good moustache on a man) play an important role as team captains, fundraising champions and supporters.

To register, donate or for more information visit www.movember.co.nz .

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