Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men's health - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Movember was established in 2003 by a few friends over a beer in a pub just outside Melbourne, Australia. During Movember, men grow a moustache for the month, getting friends, family and colleagues to donate to their effort. Men and women can also chose to Move or Host a Mo-ment. They want men to take action to live happier, healthier, longer lives and do this by investing in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Movember has created a movement of over 5 million supporters across the world, funding more than 1,200 innovative men's health projects across more than 20 countries. Since its foundation, Movember has raised over £400 million for men's health issues - much of which has been invested in our research, the Movember Centres of Excellence and True NTH.