When it comes to their health, too many men don’t talk, don’t take action, and die too young. During Movember, men are challenged to grow a moustache, and men and women can be physically active and move or host a fundraising event. Not only do these commitments raise vital funds, they also generate powerful and often life-changing conversations.
The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as “Mo Bros”) to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Many men and women participate in a similar international event called No-Shave November, a web-based, non-profit organization that “encourages people to donate what they would otherwise spend on hair grooming to the American Cancer Society”. The campaign started in late of 2009, with around 50 official participants, mainly family and friends. The campaign grew over the following years, and claims to have raised more than a million dollars in 2014.
If you want to get involved go to www.Movember.com to find out what you can do to help