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WELCOME TO MOVEMBER
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.
HOW IT WORKS
Movember challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30-days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men’s health. In October Mo Bros sign up at Movember.com, and on the 1
of Movember with a clean-shaven face start their Mo growing journey.
Then for the entire month, these selfless and generous men known as Mo Bros, effectively become walking, talking billboards for 30 days. Through their growing efforts they raise awareness for the often ignored issues of men’s health, by prompting conversations wherever they go.
Another crucial part of being a Mo Bro is to raise funds for men’s health. Men donate their face, and much like taking part in a run or a walk for charity, ask their family and friends to sponsor their efforts.
Movember’s not just for men. The women of Movember are known as Mo Sistas. They play a vital role in the success of Movember by supporting and encouraging the men in their life to get involved. Mo Sistas also get involved by signing up at Movember.com, and participate by raising funds and awareness themselves. Essentially, Mo Sistas do everything that Mo Bros do, without a Mo.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their Movember journey by attending one of the official Gala Partés held around the world where Mo Bros come dressed to suit their Mo. You can also organize your own event to celebrate your Movember journey, for inspiration
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THE MOVEMBER EFFECT
Movember supports world class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.
MOVEMBER _ A GLOBAL MOVEMENT
Since its humble beginnings in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate across 21 countries worldwide.
In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health causes across the globe, from Moscow to Rio de Janeiro, and everywhere in between.
In 2012, over 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world joined the movement, raising USD $147.0 millones*.
While significant steps have been taken toward achieving our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health, there is still much to be done.
* We continue to receive donations for several months following the campaign so these totals will be updated. At the end of Movember's financial year (which runs May 1 to April 30), independent accountants audit our financials.
While Movember has not formally launched in your country you can still register and raise money for one of our men’s health charity partners from the list below
Australia beyondblue the national depression initiative and the prostate cancer foundation of Australia
Canada prostate cancer Canada
Ireland action prostate cancer an initiative of the Irish cancer society
New Zealand the cancer society and mental health foundation of New Zealand
UK the prostate cancer charity
USA the prostate cancer foundation and the lance Armstrong foundation
Simple register and select the charity partner you want to raise money for
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