Its Movember, time to grow a ‘mo’ for men’s health

| 31/10/2013

(MO-COM): MOVEMBER, the month formerly known as November is here and with it comes the annual month-long charity event where guys get to grow a moustache to help raise awareness and money for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. Guys in the Cayman Islands pay a registration fee, which gets them a T-shirt, and the opportunity to compete for Man of Movember. On the 1st Movember, contestants start clean-shaven, and have the month to grow their MO. To raise money for the cause, they approach family, friends and co-workers, who pledge to sponsor them an amount for growing their MO. MO Sistas can also show their support by buying a t-shirt – we have special ladies sizes. All proceeds go to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

At the end of the month is the MOsquerade ball, where MO Bros come dressed up to complement their MO and compete to win prizes in various categories and the prestigious award of the Man of MOvember is made!

The folks on MO-COM, the MOvember Committee, have planned a great opening weekend to ensure that the month of MOVember starts with a bang. Royal Palms and Tukka Restaurant are joint MO-HQs so that all ends of Grand Cayman are covered by this ever expanding phenomenon. There will be sign ups at Royal Palms on 1st Movember, and a family day also at Royal Palms on the 2nd. MO Bros in East End and North Side can sign up at the Tukka Restaurant on the 3rd Movember.

Movember started in Cayman back in 2005 when 25 guys got together to grow moustaches to increase the profile of men’s health issues. In 2012 that number had increased to 205 and the total raised for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society is over $500,000. That’s quite an effort I think you’ll agree.

A spokesperson for MOvember stated, “Men are traditionally ignorant of many of the health issues that affect them and often put off going to the doctor for too long or until it’s too late. We want to raise awareness of the incidence of men’s cancers such as prostate cancer and want to encourage guys to get checked. Caribbean men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer than other guys. We like to have fun while we do it too though and that why we have such great events throughout the month to help get the message across.”

They’d love you to join in too and grow a MO to show support for this very worthy cause. Start your Movember off by signing up online now (http://www.movember.ky/2013/register/) and you can set up a personalized online donating site for friends and family overseas (http://www.movember.ky/2013/donate/). In addition to their website they even have a Facebook site (Movember Cayman Islands) to sign up too and you can get daily mo’tivitationals to keep you inspired throughout the month.

The guys at MOvember are changing the face of men’s health in Cayman one whisker at a time.

Detailed breakdown of MOvember MO’PENING WEEKEND

FRIDAY 1ST MOVEMBER
Come on down to ROYAL PALMS with your CI$25 to complete your sign up (from 6pm) and pick up your limited edition Movember 2013 T-shirt and wrist band. Enjoy many Happy Hour(s) of MOvember magic! Share your MO thoughts and dreams with like-minded chaps and chapess-es. There’ll be drinks specials on Miller Lite, MGD and a special Raspberry MO’jito that raise money too.
But it doesn’t end there. No Sir. You can also get clean shaven in our special Shaving Chair. Expert shavers from HALO will be on hand to clean up your top lip, chin and cheeks to present a wonderfully “mmmm-so-smooth” surface perfect for growing that amazing moustache you always dreamed of.
Wait, there’s more… you can also try your hand and ride Big MO, the MO’chanical Bull. He tries his hardest to throw off any clean shaven guy (or girl) – it’s a good chance to test your manhood so early in the month. There’ll even a demo by the lovely Betty-MO, Amber-MO, Brandi-MO and Tammi-MO, the wondrous MO-SISTERS from Arkansas, to get your juices flowing.
EPIC DAY ENTERTAINMENT is helping us organise Movember this year so you know it is going to be awesome!

SATURDAY 2ND MOVEMBER
Now, because we at MOVEMBER have a caring sharing side (what real man doesn’t?) we’re having a fun packed Family Day at Royal Palms on Saturday 2nd Movember. If you can’t make sign up on the 1st then come down on the 2nd. We’ll be there from 1pm for sign-ups and are putting on a feast of activities for the family. There will be paddleboards (big salute to the guys at Watermans), face painting, Zipper Envy (the manliest-named band on the island) will be playing, MO’YOGA by Chantelle Cooper at 5.30pm and at 6.15pm (sign-up at 6pm) there will be the inaugural MO’ MILE – a leisurely sundown walk from Royal Palms to The Ritz (and back). It’s the perfect way to finish off a great FAMILY DAY. Wear a blue shirt or your MO13 shirt, Glo-bands will be provided for the kids too. It’ll be $10 per adult, kids are free – it’s a great chance to enjoy the best of Cayman whilst doing the best for Cayman!

SUNDAY 3rd MOVEMBER
The MOpening weekend culminates in Chef MO’s epic MO Brunch at Cayman Tukka. Nice and close for our legendary MO Bros from the East and in North Side, and anyone else looking to finish the weekend off in style… starts at 11.30 – 3pm. A good feed is just what your MO needs to kick-start that awesome whisker growth.

You can also sign up to the Movember Facebook site (Movember Cayman Islands) or follow us on Twitter. There’ll be some inspirational postings to keep you MO’tivated all month long.
For updates, keep your radios tuned to 96.5 CayRock, X107.1, Hot 104.1 FM and/or 106.1 KISS FM!!

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