Fanuary ?!!??

We all know someone who had had or currently has cancer. It is a heartbreaking disease that needs more funding and research so that we can treat, or better yet, cure it. You know, if all my fabulous Facebook fans just donated $1, we’d almost have $800…. How easy is that.

In November, men (and some awesome Moe-Sista’s) participated in Movember which was a huge success. In January, it is the fairer of the species’ turn to do our bit by participating in “Fanuary”. You don’t have to go all “hippie” and let your bikini grow wild, lets be honest, it’s Summer, no-one wants to see that. You can just donate to Australian Cancer Research, or, if you are in Brisbane, there is a few salons donating all proceeds from all bikini waxes in January to the cause.

This is a copy of the press release about FANUARY.

With Movember mo’s around the nation clean shaven for another year, women can now step into the spotlight on health awareness by taking part in the upcoming ‘Fanuary’ fundraiser for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Brisbane beauty salons In Therapy and Wax’d are leading the movement, by donating all profits from bikini and Brazilian waxes in January 2013 to Woman’s Cancer Research in an effort to raise awareness for women’s health.

Shockingly 1 in 3 Australian women will be directly affected by cancer before the age of 85. With the help of vital research, survival rates have increased 30% over the last two decades.
Movember’s little sister, Fanuary is helping to increase this survival figure by sparking up conversation.

In Therapy owner and beauty therapist, Michele Taylor, who has owned salons for 36 years and worked in the industry since the age of 17, says gone are the days of an ‘all natural’ approach to hair down there. “Hair removal has permeated mainstream culture and speak of trusted waxing salons is more evident than ever,” Taylor said. “We’re encouraging woman to use Fanuary as an opportunity to start a conversation about woman’s health, share knowledge with loved ones and to learn their family history and healthy predispositions.”

In Therapy and Wax’d have partnered with the Australian Cancer Research Foundation as the official charity partner for the Fanuary initiative. Australian Cancer Research Foundation Chief Executive David Brettell believes it is a creative and interactive way to raise funds and awareness for the foundation. “It’s fun and quirky; we’re taking the nervousness out of uncomfortable waxing conversations and directing them to a good cause,” Brettell said. “With January the month of Cervical Cancer Awareness, support for woman’s health has no greater outlet than the quirky conversations Fanuary can convey, bringing awareness and donations together to inspire dialogue and fundamental research materials.”

Wax’d co-ower Kim Winter said partnering with the Cancer Research Foundation was a no brainer having been personally affected by cancer in her lifetime. “Having seen first-hand the affects that cancer can have on a person and their family, I am proud to be supporting such a great cause and doing our bit in helping to get closer to a cure for this terrible disease,” Winer said.

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to helping find cures for cancers through continued funding of world-class cancer research in Australia. If you aren’t able to book in for a wax this January you can donate to the Cancer Research Foundation at

In Therapy is located at 44 Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill. Wax’d salons are located in Capalaba and Mt Ommany. To make a booking please phone In Therapy on (07) 3369 5000, Wax’d Capalaba (07) 3390 3001 or Wax’d Mt Ommany (07) 3715 6001.

For further information on the Fanuary initiative visit the In Therapy website
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