Central Leader : November 19th 2010
5 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 NEWS ONEHUNGA 366 Onehunga Mall Road, Onehunga Ph. (09) 633 0300 Open 7 days 9.00am -- 5.30pm Weekdays Saturday 20th November, 7.00am -- 5.00pm Sunday 21st November, 9.00am -- 5.00pm ONEHUNGA MALL ROAD TRAFALGAR STREET SELWYN STREET MT SMART ROAD GREY STREET CARDWELL STREET LOADS OF SPECIALS INSTORE! 366 ONLY AT... PRE-CHRISTMAS THIS WEEKEND ONLY! DOORS OPEN 7am SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER ONEHUNGA'S TOY GARAGE SALE!ONLY 36 SLEEPS TIL XMAS! We accept major credit cards, Farmers & QCards N.Z.'S No.1 TOY EXPERTS! A little mo for a giant cause Men's health: Boris Sokratov is putting a moustache where his mouth is and invites everyone interested in men's health to have a laugh at his expense while giving generously to an important cause. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By CARLY TAWHIAO Boris Sokratov is lending his facial fluff to Movember in the hope that it will create some light relief around what is a serious issue. The Mt Eden resident has not attempted to grow a moustache since he was 18. At the time he received so much ridicule he vowed never to grow a mo again. It was facial fluff but I was really proud of it. Now I can't stand them. It's only because of the cause that I've grown it,'' the 50-year-old says. Movember aims to raise funds for world-class research, educational and support programmes that aid New Zealand men's health partners, the Mental Health Foundation and the Cancer Society. It's a cause that's close to his heart. My father effectively starved himself to death whenIwasinmy30s.Icallit a long slow suicide. Looking back, dad probably carried depression with him all his life. Once you can begin to understand that mental ill- ness is actually real, you can accept it. Then the process of healing and recovery can begin.'' As the campaign manager for Out of the Blue, a mental health initiative that addresses depression, he's well aware that at least one in 10 New Zealand men will experience depression in their lifetime. The other reason is that close to 3000 New Zealand men are diagnosed with pros- tate cancer every year. We need to raise awareness of men's health issues. That's why I'm growing a moustache. It's a walking billboard to bring aware- ness,'' he says. I understand that things like mental health and depression are real but it's about having fun, raising awareness and using humour as a bridge, because right now a little mo waits.'' Mr Sokratov has also set himself the challenge of rais- ing more money than com- edian Mike King and National MP Tau Henare, who are also taking part. Visit http://nz.movem ber.com/mospace/143897 to make an online donation or send a cheque payable to Movember Foundation with reference No 143897 to Movember Foundation, PO Box 12708, Wellington 6144. IN BRIEF Scavenger hunt A fast-paced scavenger hunt in the central city that aims to raise money for Movember will provide mo-hunters with more than $5000 in prizes. The third annual Great Auckland Mo-Hunt is on tomorrow and participants must search for clues via Twitter to gain points while performing tasks and taking photos. The event was started three years ago by Aaron McConchie. ''Bring along a digital camera or camera phone, plenty of energy and a desire to help out for men's health while having fun,'' Mr McConchie says. ''Men's health is often overlooked by men themselves. The Movember Foundation has done so much to raise awareness, so we wanted to inject some fun into fundraising. Whether you cangrowamoorjustknowa bro, get a team along.'' Prizes include titanium rings from Walker and Hall, Canterbury jerseys, fireworks from Boom Brothers, event vouchers, t-shirts, caps and free coffee. Entry is $10 per person for teams of up to four people. Mo-Hunt starts at noon tomorrow at Northern Steamship in Britomart. Visit www.mohunt.co.nz to register and follow www.twitter.com/mohuntnz for details.
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