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Here you will find useful information and facts about Movember.

Looking for specific information? No problem, contact Samantha Mills on 0411 241 475 or sam.mills@movember.com

OVERVIEW


WHAT

The Movember Foundation has one goal: to stop men dying too young.

As the leading charity changing the face of men's health, the foundation supports the following causes: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

WHY

We want to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives through investing in these key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

WHERE

This year, more than 20 countries will officially support the hairy fight. To view the full list and for live registration and fundraising tallies visit Leaderboards.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED


You can help stop men dying too young by donating or raising funds this Movember.

Getting involved is easy.

Simply sign up at Movember.com and fundraise by:

  • Growing a moustache
  • Moving, by walking or running 60 kilometres
  • Hosting a Mo-ment
  • Making a donation

HISTORY


The seed of an idea first sprouted over a few beers in Melbourne 2003, when two mates challenged each other to grow a moustache for the duration of November. Recruiting the support of 30 loyal friends, together they experienced a month of inquisitive conversation as a result of their newly acquired facial hair, and the power of the Mo as a conversation starter and awareness raiser was realised.

FUNDS


Funds raised go towards supporting innovative world-class men’s health programs supporting our key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. To date, the Movember Foundation has helped fund more than 1,200 men's health projects.

We fund health programs through the Movember Foundation and our men’s health partners.

Prostate cancer and testicular cancer

We invest in research and health services that contribute to less men dying from prostate and testicular cancer and to improve the quality of life for those that live with the disease, both physically and mentally.

Mental health and suicide prevention:

Mental health is an integral part of health. We aim to help men stay mentally well, establish and maintain social connections, talk about the difficult stuff in life, and take action when times are tough – before they reach a point of crisis. The Movember Foundation has been investing in mental health and suicide prevention programs since 2006, funding over 135 initiatives in that time.

MO COMMUNITY AND CULTURE


Community stories

Every year the Movember Community share incredible stories with us, talking about their men's health journey and why they are passionate supporters of Movember. Visit Mo News to read some of these inspirational personal accounts.

Contact sam.mills@movember.com to find a local Mo Bro or Mo Sista for media opportunities in your area.

Mo culture

For all things moustache related, including practical tips and advice as well as general Mo facts and knowledge visit our Moustachery page and lose yourself in the world of the Mo.

CAMPAIGN FIGURES


2016

In 2016, more than 325k supporters globally raised $80M AUD for men’s health.

2017

In 2017, Movember attracted more than 309k Mo Bros and Mo Sistas and over 2 million individual donations, globally.

DEFINITIONS


  • Mo | Moustache
  • Mo Bro | A man who grows a moustache for Movember
  • Mo Sista | A women who loves and encourages Mo growth and actively supports Movember  
  • Mo Mentor | Men who have shown long-term commitment to Mo style and inspire others in the hairy challenge