Simple Pickups video: www.youtube.com/watch
Youtube channel Simple Pickup sent a woman out to give free testicle exams to random guys on the street, paying $100 to Movember for each guy who obliged. It's a good cause...Movember works towards improving men's health on such things as prostate cancer. Of course, if a guy offered free breast exams to random women on the street to raise money for breast cancer, it probably wouldn't be considered as funny...right?
Now that's public healthcare! Viral video of woman giving 'free testicle exams' on Los Angeles street raises $4100 (and counting) for Movember cancer charity
-Youtube prank group Simple Pickup offered 'Free Testicle Exams'
-Every man who let Marissa check them raised $100 for Movember
-Every 100,000 times to video is viewed the group donate a further $100
-Video has been viewed more than 3.5 million times
-Other motive of the video to show men how easy it is to self examine
By Michael Gadd
'Not here though, right?' 'You're, like, a legit nurse?' 'This is awkward.' Yes, no and absolutely, but it was all for a good cause as YouTube prank video group Simple Pickup took on the taboo nature of testicular exams.
Their video stars Marissa, an attractive woman in a novelty nurse's uniform and armed with a supply of rubber gloves and the offer to perform touch tests on men.
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THE NOVEMBER FOUNDATION:
Movember (a portmanteau of the Australian-English diminutive word for moustache, "mo", and "November") is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as depression in men, prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com
. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health."
By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation. In 2010, Movember merged with the testicular cancer event Tacheback.
In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the world's top 100 NGOs (non-government organization).