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Christian Raspa’s Movember 2012

Cancer is a Problem that Touches All of Us.

None of us has to think for too long to find a person who has been affected by Cancer.

This November, I will be growing a Mo to raise fund for Movember Australia, an organisation which over the the past few years has made significant contributions to the Fight Against Cancer.

So Motivate me, Sponsor me or Just Make Fun of Me by helping me grow a Mo this Movember.

Knowledge is Power

Any Contribution Big or Small, Huge or Tiny is Most welcome 🙂

To Donate Electronically to my Movember account


To Donate to Me personally Contact Me through the Link below

Contact Me

Find Out What you Can do to “Change the Face of Men’s Health”

Find a doctor and make a yearly appointment each Movember for a general health check.  Getting annual checkups, preventative screening tests and immunisations are among the most important things you can do to stay healthy.

Family history is one of the most powerful tools to understanding your health. Family history affects your level of risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, among other illnesses. It all starts with a conversation, talk to your family and take note of illnesses that a direct relative has experienced. Be sure to learn about relatives that are deceased as well.

If you do smoke, stop! It is estimated that active smoking is responsible for 88% of all lung cancer deaths in Australian men aged over 35.

If you are not already doing some form of exercise, start small and work up to a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week. Stay on the move throughout the day; long periods of sitting increases your risk for disease. Every little bit counts – take the stairs instead of the elevator or take a walk during your lunch break.

The quality of your sleep can dictate how much you eat, how fast your metabolism runs, how fat or think you are, how well you can fight off infections, and how well you can cope with stress. Keep a regular pattern of sleep, going to bed and waking up at roughly the same time is key.

Fill up with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and choose healthy proteins like lean meats, poultry, fish, beans and nuts. Eat foods low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars. Moderation is key, as is eating a wide range of foods to ensure you get a variety of nutrients. The best source of vitamins is from food.

More than half of the Australian population are either overweight or obese. Obesity and being overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke and certain cancers. Balance calories from foods and beverages with calories you burn off by physical activities.

Stress, particularly long-term stress, can be the factor in the onset or worsening of ill health. Managing your stress is essential to your health & well-being. Take ‘time out’ each day and go for a walk or do something you find relaxing.

Alcohol can be part of a healthy balanced diet, but only if consumed in moderation. This means no more than two drinks a day. A standard drink is a can or stubbie of mid strength beer (up to 375 ml) or a 30 ml nip of spirits (37 to 40%).

Movember 2012

This year Political Gnomon will be supporting a very important cause which truly aims to change The Face of Men’s Health.

This November, I will be growing a Mo in an attempt to raise money which will be donated 100% to Movember Australia.

To Make a Contribution, To Help Men’s Health, To Be the Change you Want to See and To Make me look silly at work for a Month

follow the link below or Contact me and make a Donation.

Any Contribution Big or Small, Huge or Tiny is Most welcome 🙂

To Donate Electronically to my Movember account


To Donate to Me personally Contact Me through the Link below

Contact Me

Find Out  What We Will Be Fighting For…


  • It is expected 1 in 2 Australian men will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.
  • 1 in 9 men in Australia will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • Prostate cancer is the second-most common cause of cancer-related death amongst Australian men – each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer which is equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually.
  • In 2007, testicular cancer was the second most common cancer among young men between 20 and 39.
  • On average, 13 men and 8 women die from lung cancer every day in Australia.
  • Tobacco smoking is the largest single risk factor for lung cancer in Australia, and is responsible for about 90% of lung cancers in males and 65% in females.
  • While not as common, men can get breast cancer. The number of men diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia increased from 62 in 1982, to 103 in 2007.
  • Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world, at nearly four times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK.
  • The rate of melanoma incidence in Australian men rose by 18.7% between 1993 and 2003.
  • It is estimated that at least one in three cancer cases in Australia can be prevented. Smoking, sun exposure, poor diet, alcohol consumption and inadequate physical activity are significant risk factors, which can be modified.
  • For males, prostate cancer is expected to remain the most common cancer diagnosed in 2020 (25,300 cases), followed by bowel cancer and melanoma of the skin (about 10,800 cases each) and lung cancer (7,500 cases).