"Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health."

The Movember Foundation was started in Australia in 2004. It is a not for profit, charitable organization that implements a month long event called Movember each year in the month of November. Movember's goal is to raise awareness around men's health issues and raises funds charities chosen by each country involved, focussing primarily on prostate cancer.

These are the facts that scared me most while I was raising my own awareness:

  • Every year around 22,300 Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • 4,300 die of the disease, making it the number one cancer threat to Canadian men
  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men
  • Treated early and effectively, prostate cancer has a cure rate of over 90%.
  • 1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. 1 in 27 will die from it.
Canada's Movember organization is the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada (PCRFC). They are our main supporters in eliminating and preventing prostate cancer. All funds raised in Canada go straight to the PCRFC.

just one more day ♥

Sorry about your Grandma Barry.

"She was somebody who was a very humble person and a very plain-spoken person,'' he said.

"She was one of those quiet heroes that we have all across America. They're not famous. Their names aren't in the newspapers,'' Obama said.

"But each and every day they work hard. They look after their families.

They sacrifice for their children and their grandchildren. They aren't seeking the limelight. All they try to do is just do the right thing.

"And in this crowd there are a lot of quiet heroes like that, mothers and fathers, grandparents who have worked hard and sacrificed all their lives,'' drawing satisfaction from the hope of a better life for their own offspring.

"That's what America is about,'' Obama exclaimed, his voice rising to a shout as the crowd responded with a roar.

"That's what we're fighting for. And North Carolina, in just one more day, we have the opportunity to honour all those quiet heroes all across America and all across North Carolina,'' he said.

"We can bring change to America to make sure that their work and their sacrifice is honoured. That's what we're fighting for.'' From the Sydney Morning Herald

He's such a hero.

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I made a new Twitter profile.
The many faces of me.

SNL Presidential Bash - TONIGHT!

I just about peed my pants when I got my answer...
As I was checking out tonight's Election Special on nbc.com, I came across a little quizzy. I laughed to myself as I answered most of the questions. The last question revealed my perfect SNL match...Mr.Bill Clinton!

I chuckled. Given the last question, "If the phone rings at 3am, you would?", I can see how my silly answer, got one in return. I reckon I would threaten the caller given Bill was ringing me at 3am, again!!

In spirit of poking fun at the Clinton's, I share this ecard with you. SNL is really taking the 2008 election coverage to the max! Check out the Presidential Bash tonight at 9pm EST!

I Can Strut


1. Casie Stewart

2. Age:26

3. My wisdom:

"Just because you don't have money, doesn't mean you can't compete. You just have to be more creative! "

Got some wisdom?
Send it here: submissions@strutmagazine.com

One day to go for the 56th US Election!!

Go Obama!!

CNN is reporting the following for the US Election tomorrow (see image). What an exciting time! I hope and prey Obama wins. It will be a real shame for the US to have old fart McCain in office for the next term. It truly is time for change in the US. Their economy and state of the nation has become such a mess since Bush has been in office (including his investment in the war on Iraq, however, we won't touch on that item!).
I'll be at a pub with friends watching the future of the US unfold!!

Educate yourselves! I'm sharing some interesting facts I found here about the election & candidates:
  • Either candidate would become the first president born outside the Continental United States, as Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and McCain was born at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, a US naval base.
  • This 2008 election will mark the first time since the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960 that a sitting Senator will be elected President of the United States.
  • The new president elected in 2008 will be the first president in 184 years to take office after multiple consecutive two-term presidential administration (Bush & Clinton)
  • McCain would be the oldest U.S. president upon ascension to the presidency at age 72 years
  • Barack Obama and John McCain are 24 years and 340 days apart in age.
  • The 2008 election marks the first time since the 1928 election in which neither an incumbent President nor an incumbent Vice President ran for their party's nomination in the presidential election