FAQ

While Growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who love Mo’s and want to support men's health) do a lot of important work for Movember. Mo Sistas can raise funds and awareness by signing up and:

  • Moving 60 miles over the month for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour
  • Hosting a Mo-ment by gathering friends and family
  • Making a donation to a Mo Bro or fellow Mo Sista
  • Encouraging men to be proactive about their health
  • Supporting and showing love for the moustache

Movember, the month formerly known as 'November', is a moustache-growing charity event that raises funds and awareness for men’s health. Movember participants, known as Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, sign up on movember.com and then choose to Grow a moustache, Move by walking or running 60 miles throughout the month, or Host a Mo-ment by gathering friends.

To change the face of men's health, you can either get involved, donate, or partner up with the foundation. If you choose to get involved, you can Grow a moustache, Move by running or walking 60 miles throughout the month, or Host a Mo-ment by gathering friends. If you'd like to partner with us, please get in touch at info.us@movember.com to speak with our team. Or, if you'd like to donate, get behind a friend by donating to their Mo Space, or make a donation directly to the Movember Foundation. To help men live happier, healthier, longer lives year-round you can also set up a recurring donation.

Yes. On Movember 1st all participants should start completely clean shaven. Movember is for one month only and head starts are not allowed and go against the spirit of Movember. Remember – each Mo is a conversation starter for men’s health. As such, we encourage all Mo Legends to grow as genuine a Mo as possible. Strictly speaking, a traditional Mo is one that:

Ideally doesn’t join upwards to meet your sideburns (that’s technically a beard). Preferably doesn’t join downwards across your chin (that would be a goatee).

If you’re a Mo Bro with a passion for another type of facial hair, we encourage you to jump on the Mo Train during Movember in the name of men’s health.

No Mo is created equal, so some level of variation is expected. A small complimentary growth under the bottom lip (aka a tickler) is definitely fair game.

A great way to kick off your fundraising is to encourage your friends, family and colleagues to donate to you to shave it off on Movember 1st. Then regrow your moustache throughout the month. Maybe it’s time to try a new moustache style? Check out our Mo Style Guide.

Absolutely. Once you sign up and log into your Mo Space, you'll have a chance to edit your target. You can also edit the type of exercise you record.

You can reactivate your Mo Space for Movember 2018 by simply clicking on log in and updating your details. If you can't remember your password or you've been locked out please contact us at info.us@movember.com, or via LiveChat.

If you've got a fitness device or app, you can connect it to your Movember account to automatically add Moves to your fundraising page – inspiring more donations from your friends and family.

The fitness trackers and apps that can be connected are:

  • Garmin
  • Fitbit
  • Strava

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

You can donate the following ways:

  • Online using Visa, MasterCard Masterpass, American Express or PayPal
  • From 11/1/18 12:00:01 AM EDT to 12/31/18 11:59:59 PM EDT for each donation of $25 or more made using a valid Mastercard® on us.Movember.com, Mastercard® will match dollar for dollar up to a maximum donation amount of $250,000. Promotion ends on December 31 2018 at 11:59:59 PM EDT or when the maximum donation amount of $250,000 is reached, whichever comes first. Debit PIN transactions are not eligible. See for full Terms and ConditionsThank you for your support of the Movember Foundation. Please note that we reached the maximum donation amount of $250,000 in matching funds from Mastercard® on November 3 2018 at 15:04 EDT therefore the matching opportunity has ended. If you made your donation after this time, please note your donation will not be matched by Mastercard. Again, we appreciate your donation and efforts to stop men dying too young.​
  • 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

Funds raised during Movember go towards supporting innovative world-class men’s health projects in our key focus areas – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. These projects are funded either directly by the Movember Foundation or through our men’s health partners.

We’re proud that our global admin and fundraising ratio is 22.8% of funds raised. We operate within international best practice, which is in the range of 15%-25%. Please visit the financials page for more information about Movember's monetary outcomes.