Movember is an annual charity initiative that sees the sprouting of moustaches on guys around the globe during November, in a united movement for men’s health.
Committing their top lip for 30 hairy days these men (known as Mo Bros), effectively become walking, talking billboards and through their Mo growing efforts, raise vital funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Movember is now recognised as one of the world’s leading non-government funders of research and care programs for men’s health issues.
Men are typically more indifferent towards their health when compared to the efforts of women who proactively manage and publicly address their health concerns. As a result, levels of awareness, understanding and funding support for men’s health issues lag significantly behind that of other causes.
Using the moustache as a catalyst for conversation, Movember hopes to bring about change by providing men the opportunity to learn and talk about their health more openly and by encouraging men to take action.
Movember is committed to investing funds in initiatives that support prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health in the following program areas:
•awareness and education
•living with and beyond cancer
•staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness