Movember Through the Years

From 30 Mo Bros in 2003 to over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to date.
Take a walk through Movember history.

2003  •  2004  •  2005  •  2006  •  2007  •  2008  •  2009  •  2010  •  2011  •  2012  •  2013  •  2014



















 

2003

Two mates (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery) meet up for a quiet beer in Melbourne, Australia, and the idea that sparked Movember is born.

The moustache had all but disappeared from fashion trends. Could they bring it back? They found 30 guys willing to take up the challenge.

Movember's Origin Story: A Hairy Tale


Participating countries: Australia

30 Mo Bros

$0 raised


















 

2004

Inspired by the Mo's ability to generate a conversation, the crew decide to take things to the next level. Adam Garone steps up to register the Movember Foundation and create a website. Justin Coghlan (JC) comes on board to kickstart things in Queensland.

Funds raised go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). At the time, that first Movember check was the largest single donation the PCFA had ever received.


Participating countries: Australia

480 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $50,468 raised since 2003

6 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2005

Movember returns for another year and the Mo starts to gain some serious momentum in Australia.

Funds raised go to the PCFA who come on board as Movember’s first official men’s health partner.


Participating countries: Australia

9,795 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $1,071,191 raised since 2003

6 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2006

The Movember Foundation receives official Australian charity status.

beyondblue becomes Australia’s second men’s health partner.

Movember officially launches in New Zealand in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ.


Participating countries: Australia and New Zealand

65,924 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $9,480,037 raised since 2003

29 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2007

Movember officially launches in the US in partnership with Prostate Cancer Foundation, in Canada with Prostate Cancer Canada, in the UK with The Prostate Cancer Charity and in Spain with FEFOC.

The Movember Board is formally established.


Participating countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, UK and USA

200,095 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $28,492,397 raised since 2003

73 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2008

Movember Ireland is officially launched in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society. The Cancer Society of NZ and Mental Health Foundation of NZ become New Zealand’s men’s health partners.


Participating countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, UK and USA

373,530 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $53,075,165 raised since 2003

152 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2009

Movember USA obtains official charity status and a second men’s health partner is added – the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Through Movember funding, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center made a significant research breakthrough identifying that there are 25+ different kinds of prostate cancer.


Participating countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, UK and USA

629,252 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $95,918,316 raised since 2003

254 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2010

Movember officially launches campaigns in South Africa in partnership with CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa) and in Finland, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Movember launches its first directly funded program – the Global Action Plan, created to accelerate prostate cancer research outcomes through global collaboration.


Participating countries: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA

1,077,060 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $167,567,224 raised since 2003

352 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2011

Movember officially launches campaigns in Belgium, Denmark and Norway, and obtains official charity status in Canada, England, Wales and Scotland.

Movember is ranked in the top 100 best NGOs (charity) in the world by the Global Journal based on three key main criteria: impact, innovation and sustainability.

Through Movember funding, the world’s first Prostate Cancer Genome Mapping Project is completed, expanding the understanding of how prostate cancer works.


Participating countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA

1,931,348 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $296,024,935 raised since 2003

511 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2012

Movember officially launches campaigns in Austria, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland.

Movember is again ranked in the top 100 best NGOs (charity) in the world by the Global Journal based on three key main criteria: impact, innovation and sustainability. To put that in context, there are an estimated 5 million NGOs around the world.


Participating countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA

3,058,500 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $442,592,673 raised since 2003

581 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2013

The Movember Foundation is awarded the Social Force of the Year award from GQ Australia magazine.


Participating countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA

4,027,688 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $574 million raised since 2003

770 men’s health projects funded since 2003


















 

2014

The Movember Foundation was ranked 72nd out of the top 500 NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in the world.


Participating countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA

4,746,905 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003

CAD $677 million raised since 2003

832 men’s health projects funded since 2003









From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world.

Movember's success can largely be attributed to the strength of the global community. Regardless of the city in which we live, we're part of something bigger, united by a commitment to help change the face of men’s health.


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