“The club Time in Manila made history as it hosted the first-ever launch of the Philippine chapter of Movember, the worldwide cause that seeks to raise money and awareness for men’s health. Spearheaded by high school teacher and Rotarian Sam Miguel, MovemberPI was launched to great success recently, and is optimistic about raising funds for prostate cancer. Hundreds attended the event, donated money for the cause, and enjoyed the photo exhibit featuring the 2012 brand ambassadors, “MoBros” and “MoSisters” who speak out strongly against cancer. Representatives from the business, diplomatic, society, and entertainment industries were photographed by local photographer Filbert Kung. The event was also sponsored by Sim Clinical Laboratories, UNO magazine, and Stolichnaya.”
A big thanks to our friend and blogger extraordinaire, Mr. Anton Diaz for writing up about MovemberPI on his popular site Our Awesome Planet. OAP is one of THE if not, most popular travel and food blogs in The Philippines.
Anton was keen to help and vowed to not rest until Movember2012 and write up about it to raise further awareness for prostate cancer in the Philippines. You’re a good man Mr. Diaz. Cheers.
Taken during the Ultimate Taste Test 7.0 in 20122 in Fort Bonifacio
This year, MovemberPI with the amazing help of Ana Warren Gonzales and friends launched its annual drive to create awareness for prostate cancer at TIME in Manila. Attended by hundreds of people who showed up to show support for the cause while having a rockin’ good time, the launch was made possible with the help of several people: Elle ChiChi of Sim Clinical Laboratories; Jorge Joseph of Stolichnaya; Maan Perez Ilustre of UNO magazine; and the wonderful staff and DJ’s of Nomad Massive and TIME in Manila. Thanks to you, an important cause was brought to better light. All of you contributed this night to fight against prostate cancer – keep up the great work! More photos to come as time goes by Photo credit for this batch goes out to Joseph Villaroman, the ever-faithful DJ/Photographer extraordinaire
They might be celebrating Movember, an annual event that occurs each year in November.
Since 2004, men have grown mustaches in November to help bring awareness to important male health issues such as prostate cancer.
I love the message and the motivation behind this event. The mustaches are more than just a fashion statement; they are a collective way for men to bring attention to serious and life-threatening conditions in a way that speaks to other men — with humor, levity, and even a bit of competition (each year, men compete to see who can grow the most luxurious ’stache).
Movember also is very important because the truth is that most men are unaware of the risks of prostate cancer.
A recent study conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Janssen Biotech Inc shows it helped to illuminate the extent of this misinformation. Consider the following:
Men who drink one normal-sized soft drink per day are at greater risk of getting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study released Monday.
“Among the men who drank a lot of soft drinks or other drinks with added sugar, we saw an increased risk of prostate cancer of around 40 percent,” said Isabel Drake, a PhD student at Lund University.
The study, to be published in the upcoming edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed over 8,000 men aged 45 to 73 for an average of 15 years.