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Elstree Cancer Centre appeals for Movember participants
Moustaches are set to sprout across the faces of men all over the country in November, as part of a charity campaign.
And Elstree Cancer Centre, which is jointly run by Spire Bushey Hospital and radiotherapy specialists Cancer Partners UK, is on the hunt for freshly shaven men to put down their razors and join in on the action.
Movember is a worldwide campaign to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer, and many patients, doctors and staff at the centre have already signed up to become Mo Bros for the month.
The cancer centre want more people involved and will donate ten pounds for each of the first 50 men to sign up.
In order to become a Mo Bro, participants will need to commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of November.
Freddie Banks, consultant urologist at Spire Bushey Hospital, has already signed up.
He said: "These sorts of campaigns are great at raising awareness -particularly with younger guys who often don’t even realise they are at risk.
"Many wrongly see cancer as an older man’s disease, even though men in their late 40s and 50s can get prostate cancer.
"Testicular cancer usually affects men in their 20s and 30s, although it is easily diagnosed by examination and ultrasound, and fortunately has a very high cure rate, particularly if caught early."
All Mo Bros who take part in the campaign will be invited to the cancer centre on November 30 during which their moustaches will be judged and a prize awarded to the biggest and best moustache.
Barbers will also be on hand during the evening to provide hot towel shaves.
To join Elstree Cancer Centre’s Mo Bro team contact Sarah Bradley on 07841 207295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about Movember: www.uk.movember.com
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