Hair today ...
This year southlandtimes.co.nz is creating a multi-media project following teams in this year's Movember challenge.
We will be following the progress of The League of Mos and at the end of Movember present a time lapse project of the team's efforts.
The team comprises of Jordan Mcarthur, Seth James, Liam James, Adam Joseph Browne and Joel Garman.
''We decided to take part in Movember after a group of friends had entered last year. Seeing what they had achieved was really great,'' Liam James said.
We will also show updates from our own Southland Times team.
Editor Fred Tulett is taking part and has not had a moustache for about 25 years.
‘‘It’s a bit of fun for a good cause,’’ he said.
Sports Editor Nathan Burdon said as a child of the 1980s, a Tom Selleck moustache was in his DNA. However, he had grown a moustache and had an inkling his growing might not be so successful.
‘‘I could grow a mo reminiscent of a 15-year-old schoolboy.’’
Cartoonist and Movember organizer Shaun Yeo said as a child growing up, all the men around him had moustaches.
‘‘They were real men. It will be nice to pretend to be a real man for a month.’’
Last year more than 15,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from across New Zealand registered and raised more than $1.57 million for Movember partners, the Cancer Society and Mental Health Foundation.
Movember country manager Rob Dunne said this year he wanted to see more than 18,000 Kiwis get involved with the month of moustachery.
On average, men are dying almost four years younger than women, the suicide rate is nearly three times higher for men than women, and one man dies prematurely every three hours from potentially preventable illnesses.
‘‘Movember is about creating conversation and a strong community of understanding around men’s health issues. The funds New Zealand raised in 2012 have gone directly to our partners, and we’re excited to see what we can contribute again this year.
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