24 March 2014

Kiwi Mo Bro Danny Bedingfield shares his remarkable story about the power of the Mo in his life, and the life of his family.

The Power of the Mo: Danny Bedingfield
Movember funds programs in different areas such as Research and Living with Cancer however our Awareness and Education programs, funded by the power of the moustache, are equally important, if not more so. The story of Kiwi Mo Bro Danny Bedingfield is a cracking example of the power of our Awareness and Education program, and the power of the Mo.
Danny first grew a Movember Mo back in 2007 and in the words of the man himself “managed to raise around about $80 or $90 and had a bit of fun growing a Mo.” However two years later Danny’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer and sadly lost his battle with the disease in early 2013.
Danny’s plan in 2013 was to get heavily involved in Movember and grow a ‘whopping’ Mo and to raise funds and awareness in honour of his father. Things again took a significant turn when Danny took a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test to keep his mum happy. 
Danny started his 2013 Movember campaign strongly however a couple of days before his 38th birthday results of a biopsy came through showing that Danny had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Danny successfully had his prostate removed during the month of Movember which may have assisted his awesome fundraising effort, finishing up as the fourth highest New Zealand fundraiser, only a couple of grand behind Movember Ambassador Benji Marshall.
Danny commented that “Movember gave me the power to get my message out even further.” The moustache is a powerful beast, and one that creates changes in attitudes and behaviours, thanks to the participation of Mo Bros such as Danny, and the entire Mo community.

Take a look at Danny’s latest video diary entry: