Pliva takes the Mo-challenge | DrumhellerMail
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Pliva takes the Mo-challenge

“It’s driving me crazy!”
    That is the first reaction Tony Pliva has to the caterpillar growing on his upper lip.
    It is a common response for men in the early days of Movember.
    Pliva is taking on the facial hair experiment to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, and his team is behind him.
    Pliva is the coach of the Novice 6 Raptors, and he said if they supported him, he would register his name on the Movember website.
    “I was just going to do it to support the cause, and then I thought I might a well also help raise funds,” said Pliva.
    He said originally he was just going to casually raise funds and donate in the name of the team, but he was caught up and registered on the official site where supporters can make online donations.
    “I entered a few weeks late but if we can raise a few bucks it’s better than nothing,” he said.
    He signed up on the official Movember site on Wednesday, November 16, and within the day, he already raised $545.
    Movember began in Australia in 2003, and it has grown leaps and bounds. The concept is simple. Men start the month clean-shaven, and then let it all grow out for the month. By Movember 30, “Mo Bros” end up with some impressive facial hair.
    In 2010, almost 119,000 Canadians got on board and raised $22.3 million for men’s health.
    To donate to Pliva’s campaign go to and search for Pliva’s name to view his mo-space. Donations can be made with credit cards or through Paypal.

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