How a Moustache can Save the World
- November 15,2020
- 5 Min Read
From an idea that germinated around a pub table in Melbourne to a global movement that raises millions every year for men’s health, Movember has been nothing short of a phenomenon. Every November, the month that lies behind Movember’s name (Moustache + November), men are encouraged to grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Since its inception, Movember has garnered over 5 million supporters globally, raised $837 million and funds more than 1200 innovative men’s health projects across more than 20 countries.
The volunteers or Mo Bros get friends, family and colleagues to contribute to their effort. Today, Movember Foundation is the largest global funder for Prostate Cancer research. In Early 2019, Movember plans to do a massive campaign called ‘50 million men’. The aim is to reach 50 million men and give them crucial guidance about men’s health. By 2030, Movember hopes to cut prostate cancer deaths by 50% and male suicides by 25%. Although Movember started with and mainly involves men, it is not restricted to gender. Mo Sistas (women who can contribute but don’t have to commit to the moustache part) can act as the driving force and provide support to the cause. Movember is a testament to the fact that even a simple idea can change the world for good.
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