1 December 2012, Kuta-Bali: On Thursday evening October 29th at the Mantra Bar and Restaurant in Seminyak, Quiksilver Indonesia in support of the Bali Gecko’s Mo-Fundraiser collected over 50 million Rupiah (over $5,000 AUD) that will be donated to the Mo and Sons program in Australia, who are using the money to raise the awareness of prostate cancer and male mental health.
There was a great turnout at Mantra for the evening’s festivities, at which many of the well over 100 attendees were in costume and sporting some very creepy mustaches. “We had a great crew that showed up to support the event,” said Bali Gecko Team Captain Michael Serong. “In the raffle and with the door charge we raised over 10 million, and from the signed Kelly Slater board a whopping 40 million, thanks to a very generous buyer. It was a fantastic effort by all members of the team who grew Mo’s to help raise money and awareness for men’s health issues especially prostate cancer and depression. The party was a huge success with a great turn out and plenty of money raised, and I would like to thank all who helped make it possible and donated prizes especially Paul and the crew at Quiksilver.”
Live music by Andy 6-String had the crowd well entertained to cap off a great evening, which was a perfect blend of fun and revelry coupled with a serious message and support for a worthy cause.
The Bali Gecko’s Aussie Rules Football club team has been supporting the Mo and Sons organization to raise money for this worthy cause http://au.movember.com/team/490289, and this event was created to assist them in their efforts.
The 13 member team has raised $8,637 AUD so far according to the Mo and Sons website and together with this event that total is now reaching $14,000 AUD!
To find out more about the Mo and Sons program, see http://au.movember.com/about/