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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 25th 2009
18 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 26, 2009 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Men dare to be outrageous FACTS ABOUT MEN'S HEALTH On average60men adaydie of cancer in Australia 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 The cancer mortality rate is higher in men than in women For most cancers that affect both men and women, men die at higher rates One-third of all cancer deaths are caused by factors that are avoidable Celebrity supporter of Daredallion Week, Mick Doohan. IF your workmate next week calls everyone he meets Dave, or dresses up and speaks like Cookie Monster all day, signs all his emails with love or talks with a glove puppet during meetings it is likely he is doing so for the very best of reasons. Men everywhere are being en- couraged to sometime next week (March 2-6) carry out a fun dare in the workplace to raise money to help in the battle against mens cancers. Daredallion Week is organised by the Cancer Council of Australia and is supported by a long list of celebrities including former cricket captain Allan Border, motorcycle legend Mick Doohan, basketball star Andrew Gaze, Olympic swimmers Michael Klim, Tracey Wickham and Duncan Armstrong, comedians Wil Anderson and Mark Mitchell, as well as media personalities includ- ing Don Burke, Steve Jacobs and the Bondi Rescue Lifeguards. To take part all men have to do is carry out a dare in their workplace, either by themselves or in a team. Darers are also being encour- aged to film their dare and put it on YouTube and on the Daredallion website www.daredallion.com.au. All men who take part will get a special Daredallion Medallion. If people are stuck for ideas, just visit the website and the Dare Generator will get you started on the road to daring deeds and Daredallion glory! Comedian Wil Anderson -- one of the stars behind the project -- said: ''We want to see bosses dress up as cheerleaders. ''We want to see accounts de- partments starting up barbershop quartets in the work kitchen. ''We want to see men turning up to work dressed as a nurse for the day or wearing their underpants on their head all day at work.'' Other suggestions include doing a Baywatch slow-motion entrance into every room, or stopping every 30 minutes and striking a pose like a model and Zoolander. Funds raised will go into men's cancer research, education and support services. Men have to be 18 and over to take part. Commune with spirits A WOMAN who claims to be a real-life ghost whisperer is hold- ing a ''spirit communication'' evening at Drummoyne Com- munity Centre next week. Psychic medium Louise Hermann, who works as a com- puter engineer by day, says she helps the grieving ''by connecting them with their loved ones in the spirit world''. This event, at 7pm on Friday, March 6, includes a healing medi- cation. To register visit www.louisehermann.com or email spirit.connect@ hotmail.com. Registrations are also accepted by leaving a message on 0415 183 950. Your chance tobeastar ALWAYS fancied treading the boards? Young people aged 13-26 years have been invited to aud- ition for the Ashfield Youth Theatre's major 2009 production -- Rhinoceros. There are 11 male and six female speaking roles. Interested people must prepare a short monologue (maximum three minutes) to per- form in front of the director and other actors on Wednesday, March 4, from 4.30pm at Strathfield Town Hall, 65 Homebush Rd. Registration is compulsory. Phone James Winter on0408629658orgoto www.myspace.com/ashfield--- youth---theatre GET IN EARLY UP TO 70% OFF massive MARCH SALE Direct Factory Outlets, Shop T18, Cnr Homebush Bay Drive & Underwood Road, Homebush. Tel (02) 9746 0778
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