24 March 2014

This is how you and a moustache are changing the face of men’s health.

The Moustache Effect
Where The Money Goes
During this time of year, when moustaches are a fuzzy memory, we take the opportunity to reflect back on the previous year’s Mo growing efforts. There’s no doubt that 2013 was another stellar year, one that would not have been possible without the collective efforts of the Mo community – together we truly are changing the face of men’s health. Take a look at what you’ve helped to achieve and prepare to join us as the journey continues in Movember 2014. 

We’re in 21 countries, however, are aware our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can be found almost everywhere. From the frozen research bases of Antarctica and the South Atlantic Island of St. Helena, to the steps of Machu Picchu, the beaches of Cuba and the deserts of Dubai, Mo’s are sprouting all over the world.

The number of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who have taken part over the years is higher than the entire population of Iceland, Jamaica, Namibia, or even Mongolia! United and committed to making a difference, they come from all walks of life – teachers, students, doctors, firemen, octogenarians, carpenters, CEOs, actors, Olympians, the armed forces, sport stars and even astronauts.

If it were a stack of five cent coins, it would go around the world 1.3 times, and weigh as much as 693 blue whales!

The Movember Foundation funds programs across four areas: Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Mental Health and Men’s Health. The global reach of these programs are, for the first time, uniting researchers from around the world. Through this collaboration we are accelerating outcomes for men. This would not be possible without your dedication to the moustache and changing the face of men’s health.

Raising awareness and providing education around men’s health is at the heart of what we do. Each year, the Movember community embraces the Mo and helps us spread our men’s health messages far and wide. To watch Matt & Robert’s story, click here.

These 1.7 billion conversations came in all shapes and forms, including face-to-face chats, emails, Facebook and Twitter posts.

Conversations during Movember are prompting men to think about their health and take action when necessary. To find out more about the things to look out for click here.

Amongst other things in 2014, we will fund an international clinical trial for men with advanced prostate cancer to test and understand the effects of exercise on the quality of life and cancer progression. There will be news and details of this project in the coming months…stay tuned. 

Your participation is crucial. Spreading the word, getting your mates  involved and sparking conversations is just as important as fundraising. To find out more about what Movember stands for, click here.

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