Today men all over the world will be growing mustaches in support of prostate cancer and mental health. It’s Movember and soon it won’t be just the hipsters in town rocking the ‘stache.
It’s that time of year that many women aren’t too fond of but nonetheless wholeheartedly support. Last year Vancity Buzz’s very own Amie Nguyen started the largest women’s Movember movement in the entire country raising over $20,000. This year she will be at it again with Motown Bandits. We’ll have more on that campaign later on.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.
In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $125.7 million CAD.
Do your part and participate, donate and more importantly fellas go make that doctor’s appointment.