Movember’s Almost Over, Here’s A Quick Look At Who’s Been Playing Ball
We’re almost at the end of the moustache marathon that is Movember. We’re getting used to the prickly faces. (Or in my case, desperate for Wednesday to come around so that I can put King Camp Gillette’s finest throwaway invention to good use!) Our partners have either stopped kissing us or have themselves gotten used to having a nose full of fluff whenever they come near us. Oh how we suffer in the cause of healthy undercarriages!
In an average month 400 or more men will have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, many of them will be in advancing years but prostate and testicular cancers aren’t solely “old man’s diseases.” Testicular cancer is rare in boys before puberty however, incidence is most common in men aged between 15 and 44 so if you’re in this age group it’s important that you get to know your balls. When you have a bath or shower it’s a good idea to give them an inspection yourself, feeling for changes in the way they feel, any swelling unusual lumps or bumps. A lump could be as small as a grain of rice so go over them carefully. If you notice any changes, an odd ache, a lump or changes to the size and colour of your testes you should let a doctor know as soon as you can. Any changes shouldn’t immediately be assigned to a cancer but they are important to take care of as soon as possible and if it is a cancer then testicular cancer is almost always curable provided it is detected early enough.
So Why Did People Decide They Wanted To Get Involved In Movember Here At Fresh Egg?
For me it was simply an experiment. I wanted to see what I’d look like with a moustache and now I know. So there’s no need to go through all that again! Being able to pluck your own facial hair with your teeth is an interesting sensation but, for me, one not worth repeating.
But not so for Vaughan! He’s decided he likes his so much that he is indeed going to keep it! It’s all fun and games until it gets serious…
Andy Marchant says: “I was looking forward to the month of ridicule… my mo grows fine! It’s just blonde!! Leave me alone!”
Simon Natarajan, who’s clearly riding the most popular moustache ever, according to our poll said that: “I’m taking part, because “I’m quite lazy, especially when it comes to raising money for charity AND shaving – so this kills two birds with one stone. I also wanted to see if I looked like my Dad as he’s always sported ridiculous facial hair. I can safely say I do – look ridiculous and like my dad.”
Paul Chaloner reminds us that there is a serious side to the Movember larks: “While Movember is a lot of fun, my reasons for doing it are very serious. My dad had testicular cancer a couple of years ago and while he survived it scared the hell out of me and really opened my eyes to how easy it is to check yourself and get checked regularly. So growing the ‘tache and raising the money is important, but getting more awareness about the cancers that affect men is my motivating factor. Still, looking like Tom Selleck for a few weeks also feels pretty cool, if a little prickly.”
Our Mo Sista Nazilla Allahiary has been putting in a valiant effort, finding a new and exciting false moustache to wear whenever possible: “Well obviously I can’t grow my own mo (despite my Persian genes trying really hard) but I decided to support my Mo Bros this year after having a few people around me being affected by male cancers. These types of cancer don’t seem to be as high profile as others, men are also more reluctant to go to the doctor or talk about any health issues, so I thought it was important to help raise awareness.”
And Chris Morphew again points out that while Movember is a time to revel in hairy-lipped larks there is an important message to get across: “I am taking part in Movember to raise money for the cause since many members of my family have been affected by cancer in one form or another. I also fancy a career in a kebab shop!”
Please don’t forget that you can sponsor any or all of your Fresh Egg Movember team by visiting our team page and throwing some money our way. We’d really appreciate it and you’ll be doing something amazing for all the men in your life. Which is nice.