Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health, raising awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, as well as, mental health and suicide prevention.
What is it all about?
Movember is an annual charity event, during which men are encouraged to grow a moustache for the whole month of November, and be sponsored to do so.
The entire process is overseen by the Movember Foundation. Men and women can also choose to Move or Host a Mo-ment. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
Statistically, three times more men than women die of suicide. This is perhaps due to the ongoing stigma attached to illnesses such as depression and anxiety. This month is all about shifting these outdated beliefs.
How can you help?
During this month we encourage you to get involved and make life better for men. You can do so by finding out more on Movember.com , raising awareness about men’s health issues, or even by simply checking up on and having some deeper conversations with the men in your life. Remember, the goal of this movement is for men to take action to live happier, healthier, longer lives.