We grow the 'Mo to support this very important fundraiser. Please go to MOBRO.CO/geofflatter and help us reach our goal of raising $2,000 this year.
But wait...there's more!
We are running the "WIN THE FLIGHT OF A LIFETIME!" fundraising contest once again for 2017!
Simply go to MOBRO.CO/geofflatter and donate $100 or more to be entered into a draw to win the flight of a lifetime: A 40-minute action packed aerobatic warbird flight in Nancy, a fully restored Nanchang CJ-6A!
The winner must be able to get himself or herself to CYXX (Abbotsford Airport). The winner must be between 5 feet and 6 feet 1 inches tall, weigh between 125 lbs and 209 lbs. The winner must be physically fit, and have no medical conditions that would limit them from this activity. There are certain weather requirements for this flight.
The winner will be announced in early December on the Geoff Latter Airshows Facebook page at www.facebook.com/geofflatterairshows. To qualify for the draw, the donation must be made before November 30th, 2017, at 23:59 Eastern Time.
Here is 2014 winner Rod Schile's video: https://youtu.be/jpgOWX49Fd0
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $677 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
We work year-round with our global men’s health partners and academic and clinical institutions to ensure our programs accelerate improvements to some of the biggest health issues faced by men. In particular, we focus on:
1) Prostate Cancer: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian men.
2) Testicular Cancer: Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young Canadian men aged 15 – 29.
3) Men's Mental Health: About 11% of men in Canada will experience major depression in the course of their lives.
4) Physical Inactivity: Only 1 in 4 Canadian men met the CSEP exercise guideline of 150 minutes per week.
There are many reason why I became involved with this important mens health campaign, but firstly is that the main issue in men’s health is getting men to openly and honestly talk about health issues. The Movember Campaign makes discussions happen, and from those discussion men can both become educated and seek professional advice if they need it. You don’t know what you don’t know, and open and frank discussion help begin the process of educating men on these issues.
A few years ago a friend and colleague of mine began to show some early signs of depression, and other health issues associated with, as he put it, “Just not feeling right”. At that time, he didn’t feel comfortable to talk about how he was feeling. It was the typical tell your buddy over a beer, and get the classical feedback of “suck it up” or “don’t sweat it”. Well in my friends case, it was not something he could just deal with. Over the course of the next year his life unraveled breaking havoc in his career, his marriage, and his relationship with his family and friends. Through active campaigns like Movember, it is becoming more acceptable for men to talk openly about mental health issues.
Regardless of the health issue at hand, the first step in any problem is to recognize that there is a problem in the first place, and if that occurs in an open and honest conversation with a friend, colleague, or a family member, and that leads to that person seeking help, then that’s a great thing. Sometimes men need more help than they realize, and the Movember Campaign is a great way to start the process of acceptance, education, and treatment.
Movember...Let's Do This!
For more information, please visit ca.movember.com.