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Mark Anderson: 'Men don't look after their health as they should'

Performance artist Mark Anderson, who regularly appears on stage as the female persona Sybil Barrington, is supporting men's health by growing a moustache for 'Movember'.

Approached last week by the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, Mr Anderson said he was only too happy to sign on.

"I'm scheduled to do a surprise show as Sybil later this month. I've never seen myself with a moustache in drag, which will be very interesting to say the least, but it's for a wonderful cause. It's going to surprise a lot of people, including myself."

Mr Anderson said he's grown modest moustaches in the past has never seen himself with a full "Mo". But after fund-raising shows for breast cancer in previous years, he said it was time to get serious about men's issues.

"Men don't look after their health as they should and don't focus on it, which is sad. Right now prostate cancer is a cause for concern. Men need to know that from the age of 40, even 35, they should go in yearly for a prostate test.

"But diabetes is something else that's on the rise. Here in Bermuda it's very high. Men are not as conscious as women as far as their eating habits go. And their drinking habits are through the roof.

"They need to be focused on the damage that's caused by the way they eat and drink. I haven't set a goal yet for Movember, but I'll be pleased with whatever people can send in on my behalf."

Mark Anderson, aka Sybil Barrington, who will be growing a moustache to support Movember

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Published December 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm (Updated December 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm)

Mark Anderson: 'Men don't look after their health as they should'

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