Friday, November 02, 2007

Being Fuzzy Faced For A Great Cause.

It seems that our gay Kiwi brothers from New Zealand have a fetish for furry, bearded guys, and they fulfill their urges in a very interesting and beneficial way. See the story below.

Clean-shaven carebears set for 'Movember' Posted in: Community By GayNZ.com - 31st October 2007

It'sthat time of year again, when men up and down the country try to imitate the likes of Tom Selleck, Freddie Mercury or even Ned Flanders, as Movember hits New Zealand and other parts of the world.

Kiwi guys are invited to seek sponsorship and "grow a mo" through the month of November to help raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

This year, Mr Urge Bear 2007 winner Anton Cronje and Urge Bar co-owner Alan Granville will be joining thousands of men across the country in the annual fundraiser.

Over 2,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and around 600 die from the disease every year in NZ, making it the second largest cause of male cancer deaths, after lung cancer.

Auckland gay men's space Urge Bar has recently been collecting money for the Foundation with contributions from their Woof! and Underware theme nights.

Cronje confirms: "That's right, I'm bringing the Mo back because I'm passionate about men's health and the fight against prostate cancer." Alan Granville, who will also to go clean-shaven on 1 November, will be raising cash from Urge customers throughout the month.

"It's been a few years since I have been without a furry face and sadly due to genetics I am not anticipating a massive moustache growth spurt in a month, but I will be trying my best to grow some form of facial caterpillar. "It's a great cause which doesn't get the kind of publicity it deserves and I would really appreciate any donations. Some of our customers are also entering and we wish them well."

Participants can enter as an individual or as part of a group and Granville will be joining the team at Maloney's Barbers, next to Les Mills on Victoria Street, for the month long "Mo-fest". Movember culminates at the end of the month in Gala Part├ęs in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. These glamorous and groomed events will see Tom Selleck and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title.

All donations are made directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand who will use the funds to create awareness, increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer, fund research and scholarship programs. For more information, you can contact Alan Granville at urgebar@ihug.co.nz

So not only having a fuzzy face makes a guy sexy, in New Zealand anyway, it can be the culmination of a lifelong ambition, Man of November.

I know you guys have your own favorite furry faced studs that you admire the most. Share them with the rest of us. Or maybe nominate yourself. Heck, this might even lead to an annual competition, of crowning a Mr. Woofy, 2008. Makes me hard just thinking about it. WOOF.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Movember is not just a New Zealand thing, it's in Australia too!