What is Movember?
Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when men around the world grow a moustache, and everyone else gets involved to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men's health - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Movember has created a movement of over 5 million supporters across the world, funding more than 1,200 innovative men's health projects across more than 20 countries.
Movember was established in 2003 by a few friends over a beer in a pub just outside Melbourne, Australia. During Movember, men grow a moustache for the month, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their effort. Men and women can also choose to Move or Host a Mo-ment. They want men to take action to live happier, healthier, longer lives and do this by investing in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
1. Sign up at Movember.com to grow, move, or host an event!
2. Grow a Mo - Use the moustache during Movember to have conversations about men’s health and raise funds and awareness
3.Move for mental health - do more of what makes you feel good. Moving is how Movember remembers the 60 men suicide takes globally, every hour. To take part, it is suggested that you can run or walk 60km over Movember.
4. Talk: have conversations, especially about the tough stuff