Movember: The end result in photos

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Published on December 04, 2013

Shown above are the  Cape Breton Crustaches and the Flavor Savours after the second annual "Mo Cup," which raised $1,192 for prostate cancer. The Cape Breton Crustaches have been participating in Movember for the past four years and have raised over $20,000 over that time. Even before the final count this year, the Cape Breton Crustaches have raised over $4000.

Published on December 04, 2013

This is Bobby Gillis's one-month Movember beard. He had surgery for prostate cancer on April 25,  2013, and is back to everyday living. ("And still living," he adds.)

Published on December 04, 2013

Hello, my name is Dana McEachren and I work at the corner of Dorchester and Charlotte streets in Sydney. Our company, AECOM, takes Movember somewhat seriously. I have only raised $160 myself to date, but in Canada we have raised over $10,000 and almost $60.000 globally, Not bad for one company. We have district competitions such as east vs. west etc, for money raised as well as the best MO picture, whether it’s a bit of clip art or just fooling around.

Published on December 04, 2013

My name is Bobby Hooper and I created a Movember page.

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Shown above is David Walker and his eight-month-old son Nathan, showing off their Movember 'staches while getting ready to watch Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburg Penguins play the Montreal Canadians on TV.

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My name is James Bates. We created five teams amongst a group I work with and raised a total of $11,900. The particular team I was on raised $1.850.

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John-James Gray, 13, is shown offering support to his good friend Debbie MacRury, the Queen of Movember.

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Here's a photo of Matthew Hunter with his pre-shave Mo. This year, Hunter personally raised $720 at  http://mobro.co/technologyrocks.

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Matthew Whitty did something a little different for Movember this year.  He combined his love of running with Movember to try to raise money for the cause. He's written a blog post about it that you can see at the following link: http://matthewwhitty.blogspot.ca/2013/11/marathons-moustaches.html. He's managed to raise $537 for Movember, but is hoping to get to $1,000 when everything has been counted.

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Here's Michael Sawlor's last Movember photo.

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The Cape Breton Regional Fire Services Mo Bros and "Mo Sista" Debbie MacRury celebrated the Movember campaign by joining fundraising efforts. Taking part in the campaign were firefighter Scott MacKenzie, platoon chief Paul Ferguson, firefighter Andrew Petrie, firefighter Aubrey MacSween, firefighter Michael Bougouis, firefighter Mark MacDonald, firefighter Mark Green, firefighter Dave MacNeil, "Mo sista" Debbie MacRury, firefighter Darryl Boone, firefighter Michael MacNeil, firefighter Daniel Bennett, deputy platoon chief Allan MacLeod, firefighter Blair MacIssac, firefighter Allan MacQueen, deputy platoon Chief Ray Abbass and firefighter Donald Whalen.

Published on December 04, 2013

Sandy Muir, left and James Forsey,  are seen cycling in front of Sobeys on Prince Street in Sydney as a way to raise money for Movember. They were dressed in 1980s attire to suit their moustaches. The day was organized by the Cape Breton Regional Fire Services firefighters and $1,216 was raised.

Published on December 04, 2013

Ryan Suffron lives in Cape Breton, but his parent's roots are in Mabou, which the family visits regularly. The 10-year-old drew a moustache on every day of the month to raise money for Movember, rasing more than $600 for cancer research.

Typically generous response to annual cancer charity from Cape Bretoners

SYDNEY — At the beginning of Movember — er, sorry, November — the Cape Breton Post put out a call for readers to submit photos by the end the month of the facial flora they grew in support prostate cancer research.

Here are the end results. And if some of  them ain't all that pretty, it's the thought that counts. Each and every one of these submitted photos shows a Cape Bretoner proudly displaying his — and in some cases (sometimes with the the help of a felt-tip pen), her — valuable contribution to what has become one of the most popular and successful annual fundraising campaigns in the world.

According to Wikipedia, the Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, the goal of which is to "change the face of men's health."

By encouraging men (which the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual checkups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.

As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation.

In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the world's top 100 NGOs (non-government organization).

Organizations: Movember Foundation, Global Journal

Geographic location: Cape Bretoners, Australia and New Zealand, Ireland Canada Czech Republic Denmark El Salvador Spain United Kingdom Israel South Africa Taiwan

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