What is Movember?
Men, put down your razors and shaving cream, because this annual challenge starts today on November 1st. Growing a moustache throughout the month of November is simply a means to grow awareness and start a conversation about men's health, a topic rarely discussed in the media. How can you participate? What men's health topics will be discussed? We’ll explain everything to you.
Movember is actually the contraction of "moustache" and "November". During the month of November, men around the world are invited to let their moustaches grow in order to start the discussion and mobilize to address the diseases that really affect the lives and health of men.
Organized by the Movember Foundation, the purpose of this annual event goes beyond conversation. It is also a fundraising campaign to fund research, projects and programs related to topics such as prostate cancer or testicular cancer, men's mental health, and suicide prevention.
How can you participate?
Start growing your moustache… but above all sign up on the site www.movember.com. This is not reserved only for men; women are welcome to sign up!
On this site, you can get involved in many ways such as:
- Organize events in your communities: a charity dinner, a sports match, a group shaving session (Only at the beginning of the month! Or at the end... ).
- Participate in Movember challenges: Move for Movember, Mo Business Club, Big Moustache on Campus, and more!
- Fundraise to support global programs that save and improve men's lives.