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Scott Poynton wants you to join him on his Movember adventure

Mid Morning Mix // Health // Nov. 23, 2016

Let's be honest now. Scott's moustache looks ridiculous. We agree, his wife agrees and even he agrees. His wife can't wait for the first day of December when he'll have a proper shave. But it's all for a good cause and a good reason. 

The more people ask about his 'mo' the more he gets to explain the Movember foundation. And people are certainly asking about this...

The Movember movement started in Australia and has gone global. There are plenty of events run by the Movember Foundation in Switzerland to get involved in. The simplest thing though is to use your face and 'grow a mo' (that's a moustache) and raise awareness or even fundraise for prostate and testicular cancer research and ultimately "change the face of men's health." The Movember Foundation have also recently started to focus on men's mental health as well, highlighting the rates of suicide amongst men.

Scott's one of many men worldwide who are growing a moustache this Movember to raise money and awareness for Movember and men's health. 

He's also walking up and down La Dôle every Wednesday in November to encourage people to get "mo-ving". There's one more walk left and you can join him for all or part of the journey next Wednesday 30th November. 

If you want to join him at Colvoray Pool carpark in Nyon at 7am sharp for the beginning of the walk. Each week, Scott has been arriving at Gingins around 8:40am and if you weren't feeling up to the full walk, you could walk or catch the bus back down to the carpark from there. (There's an 0845 bus back to Nyon from Gingins Poste.)

 

Or... you could park St Gingins Poste at 08:30 and walk up to the gate (about 4km) and back again on a nice circuit walk. 

Or... you could park at the gate, (drive up Route de la Dole until you reach the gate park there) around 0930. Steve and his companions usually arrive there between 0930 and 0945 and so suggests walking from there; that's still a 10km hike up and 10km hike back. It's a fair walk, but there are points where people can turn around if you're not up for walking the whole way.

Decent shoes are recommended as there's likely to be snow towards the top. A good sense of humour is essential (mainly to deal with Scott's moustache). 

 

Alternatively, pop along at the Afterwork Movember Party at The Fisherman's Pub in Nyon on December 1st at 1830 where Scott will celebrate and shave the mo. There are prizes to be won when you donate on the night. 

And finally, you can also support Scott by donating to the cause on his mobro page: mobro.co/scottpoynton

For more information from Scott, hear our first chat about Movember when he came into the studio in October or his 'MoBro' page above.

If you're not around to climb the mountain with him and his crew, tune in to WRS at 10:20am during the Mid Morning Mix when we'll chat to Scott live on air as he's climbing.

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