March 22nd, 2014

This is how you and the moustache are changing the face of men’s health.

The Moustache Effect
Where The Money Goes
During this time of year, when moustaches are a fuzzy memory, we take the opportunity to reflect back on the previous year’s Mo growing efforts. There’s no doubt, 2013 was another remarkable year, one that wouldn't have been possible without the collective efforts of the Mo community – together we truly are changing the face of men’s health. Take a look at some of your successes and prepare to join us as the journey continues in Movember 2014. 

We’re in 21 countries, however, we're aware our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can be found almost everywhere. From the frozen research bases of Antarctica and the South Atlantic Island of St. Helena, to the steps of Machu Picchu, the beaches of Cuba and the deserts of Dubai, Movember Moustaches are sprouting all over the world.

The number of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who’ve taken part over the years is higher than the entire population of Iceland, Jamaica, Namibia, or even Mongolia! United and committed to making a difference, they come from all walks of life – teachers, students, doctors, firemen, octogenarians, carpenters, CEOs, actors, olympians, the armed forces, sport stars and even astronauts.

If it were a stack of nickles, it would go around the world over 1.7 times, and weigh as much as 535 blue whales!

The Movember Foundation funds programs across four areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and men’s health. The global reach of these programs are, for the first time, uniting researches from around the world. Through this collaboration we are accelerating outcomes for men. This would not be possible without your dedication to the moustache and changing the face of men’s health.

These 1.7 billion conversations came in all shapes and forms, like face-to-face chats, emails, Facebook and Twitter posts.

Conversations during Movember are prompting men to think about their health and take action when necessary. To find out more about the things to look out for click here.

In 2014, we will fund an international clinical trial for men with advanced prostate cancer to test and understand the effects of exercise on the quality of life and cancer progression. There will be news and details of this project in the coming months…stay tuned. 

Your participation is crucial. Spreading the word, getting your friends and family involved and sparking conversations is just as important as fundraising. To find out more about what Movember stands for, click here.

Stay up to date with all things Mo by following the story on Facebook or Twitter.