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AUCKLAND celebrates the end of the mo

MEDIA release
Movember 29 2008

AUCKLAND celebrates the end of the mo

The moustache went back out in style last night at the Movember Gala Parté in Auckland.

More than 12,600 Kiwis joined 171, 252 Movember participants worldwide this year. The event that has raised over NZD $600,000 for The Cancer Society and the Mental Health Foundation saw hundreds of Aucklanders pack in to Eden Park in the hopes of winning one of seven costumed categories.

Official Judge Jim Slattery of the Movember Foundation says it’s much more than a great night out; it’s a chance to reward registered participants known as Mo Bros for their month-long effort, and to recognise each Mo Bro’s contribution to the cause.

“During Movember the moustache is the men’s health ribbon, and it’s there all month long. It’s not easy to grow a great mo but it’s worth it to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and men’s depression. The Gala Parté is the perfect opportunity to come together and recognise that effort.”

Gala Parté contestants competed for awards in seven categories and the winners are:

-Team Mo Bro
The team with the best Mo and outfit combination
James Jackson
Sven Martin
Mike Allan
Paul Kennedy
Anshul Kumar

-Mo Bro with his Mo Sistas
The best Mo Bro and Sista combo
Simon McFarlane
Anna Farr

-Best Mo in Character
The best Mo and outfit combination
Tom James

-The Lame Mo
An encouragement award

Trent Vannisselroy
-Miss Movember
The best dressed Mo Sista at the Gala Partés
Anya Duffey

-Ultimate Mo
A man judged purely on the grooming and styling of his mo
Greg Bailey

-The Man of Movember
The ultimate man with the ultimate moustache
Tom James (for the consecutive year)

Movember 2008 is proudly grown by official major sponsors Marmite (now known as Mo-mite), Schick and The Rock.


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