So, Movember is now behind us for another year. I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported this incredible campaign in 2010. In the UK, we have raised over £8.5 million already, and this figure is expected to continue to climb up as more offline donations roll in and Gift Aid contributions come in next year. I believe the figure is even higher in Australia. It feels great to be smashing records as this means that we are indeed raising awareness for prostate cancer and men's health on a global arena.
What's unique about Movember is that it is such an easy fundraiser to take part in. You don't have to be fit, you don't have to train and you don't have to run or jump out of a plane. As one participant observed, not having to shave is just his kind of fundraiser. The 'Mo' becomes the ribbon for the month, and a vehicle for raising awareness on men's health.
The good news is, my time at the Prostate Cancer Charity isn't over. In the new year, I will be starting a new post as Corporate Partnerships Coordinator with the charity. A new job for the new year and the opportunity to continue to work for such a great cause.