During November each year, the Movember Foundation is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health.
Registering at movember.com, guys then start Movember 1st with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo growing efforts.
Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men's health.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 4 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate in official campaigns in 21 countries including Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the men's health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Bermuda to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
The funds raised in Australia support - prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember (through an open request for proposals process) and men's health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals.
For more info head to www.movember.com or call 1300 GROW MO (1300 4769 66).