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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Movember Mini Challenge
It's Movember--the hairiest  month of the year!

Never heard of Movember?  Well  Brrr and the boys are here to tell you all about it. peeps!  It's Brr here and I'm helping out Lisa and the gang today to teach you a little bit about what Movember is all about.

As you probably know, most men aren't as diligent with their heath as they should be.  Movember was started as an initiative to help bring about awareness to this important cause.  That is why the Movember Foundation was created.  It is a global charity committed to helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising over $677 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on four specific areas that my good friend Mr. Wool is going to tell you about. Brrr!  While all aspects of men's health are important, there are four key areas that need to be focussed on in order to have a significant impact on men's health.
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Poor Mental Health
  • Physical Inactivity

Now over to Carl...

Bonjour mes amis!  Merci Monsieur Wool for your lead in.  Did you know that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian men?  Oui, its true.

Monsieur Foxy will continue...


Hello all!  Prostate cancer is not the only cancer that needs focussing on.  Unfortunately, testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young Canadian men aged 15 – 29.

Other than cancer, there are still two areas that need mentioning and Frank is going to tell you about one of them...

Yes Foxy, thank you.  There are two other important issues and I'm going to talk about the first of them.

Are you aware that roughly 11% of men in Canada will experience major depression in the course of their lives?  Depression is only one mental health condition that needs to be addressed.  There are so many more and that is why more research needs to be done.

Just one more to go and Porthos is going to talk about it... guys...why am I the one being chosen to discuss inactivity?  Anyway...Yes, the final key area that need to be focussed on is physical inactivity.

Sadly, only 1 in 4 Canadian men meet the exercise guideline of 150 minutes per week.  Ummm..looks like I need to lace up my sneakers a bit more as I'm sure the rest of my fine friends here today, do as well.

Hedgie is up next to let you know how it all got started... Thanks Porthos.

Did you know that Movember has been around since 2003? 
Two friends living in Melbourne, Australia, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, met up one evening for a quiet beer and the idea that sparked Movember was born.  The moustache had all but disappeared from fashion trends. Wondering whether they could bring it back, they found 30 guys willing to take up the challenge.  

It definitely, started a movement and the following year, with more awareness and others coming on board, over $50,000 was raised.

"B" is going to give you a glimpse of how far the movement has come over the last 12 years... Hedgie!  While the movement spent its first few years in Australia and then New Zealand, by 2007, other countries like Canada, the States, the UK and Spain came on board. Bringing the movement from 30 to over 200,000 people.

As of last year the stats were as follows.  Countries participating now include:  Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA.  There are now close to 5,000,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas involved.  This has created over $677 million being raised since 2003, funding 832 men’s health projects.

Our good friend Lisa is going to take it from here...

Thank you gentlemen for your wonderful introduction on what Movember is all about.  I knew I count on your help to let our readers know about this important plight.  As you will have noticed, our gang has been busy growing their moustaches these past two weeks in order to help bring awareness to this fabby cause.  They even got together for a group portrait!
You can help support the cause too!  Encourage the males in your life to become a Mo Bro or support the cause yourself and become a Mo Sista.  You can find all the info you need over at the Movember Foundation by clicking HERE.

One way to rally the men in your life would be to make a fabulous card using one of the images or sentiments above or one of the great Movember themed freebies Sandy has available (clicking on any of the above watermarks will take you to their location in the Scribbles Designs store).

In fact, over the next two weeks we are going to have a mini challenge (in addition to our regular monthly challenge) to help encourage you to do just that!

 Challenge Details

Use one of the following Movember Inspired freebies below...

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...and make any sort of creation!  While we hope that you will make something to help inspire a man to either participate in Momember or encourage a man to have his health checked, it can be any other theme as well.  

Also, just like in all challenges, there are a few rules to follow:
  • Your creation MUST have one of the three Scribbles Designs freebies shown above in order to qualify for the prize.
  • You can enter the challenge as many times as you would like to.
  • You are welcome to combine your entry with other challenges.
  • Please link your project post to the challenge blog, not your entire blog link.
  • Please include a link back to this blog in your entry post.
  • The challenge will be open for the next two weeks and will end at 11:55 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 28th.


Winners will receive the entire Movember Boys Collection which includes the group shot and all the individual characters with moustaches making the prize a total of nine images!

A Little Inspiration

Here are a couple of cards to help inspire you!

Ike created this wonderful card using Mr. Wool Smiley and the moustache freebie...

I've created this digital card, also using the moustache freebie...

Now it is your turn.  We can't wait to see what you come!

Also, be sure to stop by tomorrow as we get underway with our newest regular monthly challenge!

Until next time,

Link up below:


  1. AWESOME write up! I love the Boys helping out! Let's hope we get some entries! Thanks Lisa a very great job!


  2. Thanks for the challenge - I gave a heads up on my blog so others would join in have a lovely week!

    1. Thanks so much Gail for helping to spread the word. We appreciate it!

      Lisa D.


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