FAQ


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Can I connect a fitness tracker if I'm taking the Move Challenge?

If you've got a fitness device or app, you can connect it to your Movember account to automatically add your activities to your fundraising page and show your Move Challenge progress.
The fitness trackers and apps that can be connected are:
  • Garmin
  • Apple Health
  • Jawbone
  • MapMyFitness
  • MyFitnessPal
  • Misfit
  • RunKeeper
  • Strava

How do I connect my fitness device or app?

Go to the Move Updates tab in your Mo Space, or the Edit My Details section of your Mo Space, and you'll see the link to connect your device or app.

Click this link and you'll see the list of devices and apps that can be connected. Choose your fitness tracker from the list and follow the steps to connect it.

What happens once I've connected my device or app?

Your fitness activities* will be sent from your device to your Movember account. You can choose to either automatically post them to your public fundraising page, or individually choose which activities you want to make public from your Mo Space. Activities that are public will count toward your Move target. You can change these settings any time in the Edit My Details section.

Note: If you choose to post your activities automatically, there’ll be a delay of up to 30 minutes between your exercise and the public post.

(*See 'What activities are supported?’ below for some more info on which activities we can retrieve from your fitness tracker.)

What activities are supported?

Only the following Exercise Types can be posted to your Movember fundraising page using a fitness tracker:
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Workout
  • Yoga
We try to support variations of these activities where possible (e.g. "hiking", "mountain-biking", and "weight training" will appear as "I walked", "I cycled" and "I worked out" respectively), however some other activities you track with your device or app may not appear.

Why don't my total step count or my total distance walked appear?

Unfortunately we don't get this type of 'daily summary' information from the fitness devices and apps you can connect. We only get details of the individual activities you choose to track, such as runs, walks, cycle rides or swims you complete.

If you do want to enter your total step count and total distance walked, you can enter this information manually in the fields on the Move Update tab. Select 'I walked' from the Exercise Type list, and you will see the Distance and Steps fields to enter how far you went each day.

How do I add maps to my activities?

If you have connected your RunKeeper app, you can choose to add a map to your fundraising page with each activity (as long as you track the activity with GPS).

When you first connect your device or app, you'll be asked if you want to automatically add a map to your RunKeeper activities. Enable this (you must also enable automatic posting) and the next supported activity you track using GPS will be automatically posted to your fundraising page with a map of your activity.

You can also change this setting any time from the Edit My Details section.

How do I disconnect my fitness device or app?

Go to the Edit My Details section of your Mo Space to edit your fitness tracker settings.

How do I enter my daily step count and total distance?

You can enter this information manually on your Move Update tab by selecting ‘I walked’ from the Exercise Type list.

The Movember Foundation is the global charity that advocates for men, raising funds and awareness for men’s health. We want to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives through investing in three key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

Since 2003, we’ve empowered millions of men and women to join the global men’s health movement. Through the moustaches grown, the connections created, and the conversations generated, we’ve raised over $710 million and helped fund 1,200 breakthrough men’s health programs in 21 countries.

But there is still much work to be done. When it comes to their health, too many men don’t talk, don’t take action, and die too young.

Every Movember, we challenge men to Grow and women to support a moustache or make a commitment to get active and Move for 30 days. Men and women sign up at Movember.com and choose to Grow, Move or Host.

Men start Movember 1st clean-shaven and Grow only a moustache for the month. Men and women can commit to Move every day during Movember, or Host a Movember event. After signing up, get friends, family, or colleagues to donate to your efforts and change the face of men’s health.

You can donate the following ways:
  • Online using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal or Visa Checkout
  • When you use  Visa Checkout to donate $50 or more Visa will boost it with an additional $20 donation. Valid for up to two donations per person through 12/31/16, with a total Visa donation of up to $400,000.  See terms for full details.
  • Over the phone by calling (310) 450-3399
  • Give cash or checks made payable to Movember to a registered participant
  • Send in a check or money order made payable to Movember, noting the name and registration number of the participant, to:
Movember Foundation
P.O. Box 1595
Culver City, CA
90232

 
Please do not send cash in the mail. You can give cash to a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, but he/she will have to send it as a check or money order with a completed Donation Form to Movember at:

Movember
PO Box 1595
Culver City, CA 90232
Please make checks payable to the Movember Foundation and send to the address below. Be sure to include a note with the name and registration number of the registered participant that the donation is for.

Movember Foundation
PO Box 1595
Culver City, CA 90232

Please indicate if you require a receipt. To speed up the process and save in postage costs, email is the preferred and most efficient method for sending receipts.

 

Want to make your donation twice as nice? Many companies encourage charitable giving through gift matching programs that recognize your donation and can increase your fundraising total. To find out more information and to see if your company gift matches click here. Please be sure to note if your company has a minimum or maximum donation required for their gift matching program to apply.

When using your company’s gift matching system, please make sure to note the registration number of the Mo Bro or Mo Sista and/or the team name you want the donation to apply in order to expedite the process.

For additional information regarding matching gifts company-wide, please e-mail giftmatching.us@movember.com.

Funds raised through the Movember US campaign go towards supporting innovative world-class men’s health programs supporting our key issues – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

  • Prostate cancer – We invest in research and health services that will result in new tests and treatments to better diagnose the disease and stop its progression.
  • Testicular cancer – We invest in research that will result in a better understanding of the disease and why some men relapse and others do not.
  • Mental health and suicide prevention – We invest in programs to help men and boys stay mentally healthy. In the US, we invest in health services that will focus on community-level prevention programs to improve mental health.

These programs are funded either directly by the Movember Foundation or through our men’s health partners.

  • The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research.
  • Prevention Institute is a national non-profit dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention.

All funds distributed to our men's health partners are restricted to use in Movember Foundation approved programs only. This means that no funds are used to cover any of our partners' fundraising and promotional costs – 100% goes directly to delivering health initiatives.

For more detail on where the funds go click here.

The Movember Foundation (Tax ID: 77-0714052) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.