A Movember to Remember!
By Maria Sandu on Jan 06, 2014
The moustaches came in all shapes and sizes - there were Hungarian, Dali, Imperial, Freestyle, Handlebars, Horseshoes – so many varieties of facial fuzz, it was hard to keep up! One thing for sure, the men of Oracle took their moustache growing very seriously during the month of Movember as the finest facial hair and the most marvellous Mo’s sprouted up around Oracle Offices in Dublin and Malaga.
Movember is an annual charity campaign which asks men to grow a moustache throughout the month of November to raise money and awareness for men’s health. It specifically funds programmes for testicular and prostate cancer and the men who are affected by the disease. The annual Movember campaign, now in its 10th year was originally started in Australia in 2003, and last year raised €110 million with 1.1 million bros taking part from around the world.
Veronica Bodano, organiser of the ‘last push’ for the Movember fund raising campaign in Oracle Direct said:
“Movember is about raising awareness about men’s health and men’s cancer as well as raising much needed funds for research. Most of the guys who participated in Movember really believe in the cause as they know people – whether it’s a friend or a family member who have been affected by cancer. “
This year over 50 guys from the Dublin and Malaga offices grew some fabulous Mo’s for the Oracle Direct Movember fundraising campaign, raising €4700 in total for this worthwhile cause.
Some of the Movember bro’s had their impressive Mo’s shaved off at a charity shaving event held in Block I Canteen in Dublin on Monday 2nd December. In a show of solidarity, the girls from Oracle joined in by wearing fake Mo’s for the day – a look they are not likely to repeat again and all in the name of raising awareness and much needed funds for charity!
Jimmy Kehoe, one of the main organisers of this year’s event said:
“The reality is that 1 in 8 Irish men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Movember is an opportunity for us guys to get together and do our bit for Men’s Health while having a bit of fun”.
The Movember guys and girls would like to thank everyone for their generosity towards the cause and remind anyone who would still like to contribute that they can do so at the following link: http://ie.movember.com/team/984333
---- written by Susan Farrelly----