My job is quite satisfying, but I wouldn’t say club promotion is going to change some of the serious issues that we face in the world today! In the past, I have often wondered how I could put my online PR skills to beneficial use and help others – So, when my friend Alice Harold, asked if I could help with a bit of work for the 118 118 Movember campaign the other week, I was more than happy to oblige… My time to give to others, by using my Facebook sharing skills, has finally come. Hurrah!
The original idea for Movember first started out in Melbourne, Australia and now over one million people participate annually to raise awareness and funds for early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment of male prostate and testicular cancer. Let’s face it, most men talk a lot less about their health than women (not quite the case in my house) and it’s definitely time for that to change.
The way Movember normally works is that men get sponsored to grow hideous (in my opinion) facial hair and take daily pictures to show their progress over the month of November (obviously). The 118 TacheOff app has been lovingly created, so that those of us without facial hair growing abilities, can get in on the action too!
It’s an app that allows everyone to have a bit of fun, whilst raising money for Movember at the same time. You simply select a designer tash to put on images of your kids, cats, dogs, husbands, girlfriends, bit on the side, or err… just about anyone you want to really. From there, the kind folks at 118 will donate £1 to Movember, after you have added your dashing tacheoff picture to your profile. Easy, fun and all for a great cause.
On top of all that, 118 118 are offering an iPad 2 to the person that has the most votes for their submitted picture.
Now, I suggest you go and get creative (like me) and put a tash on it here:
The Movember website is packed full to the brim with all the info you need to know about cancer awareness.
See Alice Harold’s wonderful blog here: http://morethantoast.org/