The Work We Fund

Funded projects
1,250+
Men's Health Partners
20
Countries
20
We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact.
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs
Mental health and suicide prevention
“The number of men taking their own lives around the world is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Movember is working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to seek help when they’re struggling.”
Brendan Maher, Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programs.

The Movember Foundation Awareness and Education Program

Movember Funding to Date

USD 2,080,484

What we seek to achieve

The Movember Foundation’s annual Awareness and Education program aims to increase the understanding of the health risks that men face, educate them on how to live a happier, healthier, longer life and alert them to when to take action about their health.

Country
United States
Implemented by
The Movember Foundation
Project start date
July 2014
Project Status
Project Completed

About the project

As part of our annual awareness campaign, we ask men, supported by the women in their lives, to grow a moustache during the month of ‘Movember’. Their actions not only raise funds but also equally importantly deliver on the following awareness and education objectives:

  1. Raise awareness and understanding of the health risks men face
  2. Increase the number of men taking action for their health
We know that on average across the world men die six years earlier than women. Men are significantly impacted by poor mental health, this is highlighted by the high rates of suicide amongst men where three out of four suicides are men. The World Health Organisation estimates that 510,000 men die from suicide globally each year [1], which equates to one every minute.

The impact of prostate and testicular cancer on the lives of boys and men is substantial. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and is the 5th leading cause of cancer death among men worldwide [2]. For men and boys aged between 15 and 40, testicular cancer is the most common cancer for all countries except Australia [3]. These are just some of the statistics that show exactly why urgent action is needed to raise awareness about men’s health.

For the month of Movember, men effectively become walking, talking billboards for men’s health, sparking both private and public conversations. Each year, conversations are initiated by the Movember community, face-to-face, online and through the media. These are conversations that: raise awareness and educate men and women of the key health issues men face; that change behaviour and prompt men to engage in their health and know when to take action.**

Movember participants demonstrate that they spend time thinking about improving their health, visit a doctor for a specific reason and discuss their health with others.**

By putting a fun twist on a serious issue, Movember aims to change the actions and attitudes of men when it comes to their health and raise much needed funds. The moustache is a catalyst for change and gives men the opportunity and confidence to talk about their health with others. 

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