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A black and white image of Mo Bro Duncan looking surprised.
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A black and white image of Mo Bro Duncan looking surprised.
December 3, 2020

The month of Movember is over. What’s next?

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In a year where we needed each other more than ever, you showed up.

Around the globe, nearly 400,000 people signed up to fundraise for men’s health this Movember. Together, we’ve raised over AUD $100M and we’re still counting*.

It’s a remarkable effort, from an extraordinary bunch of people. But what happens next?

Movember keeps counting funds until the end of our financial year – April 2021 (all the more time for you to check whether you can have your donations or funds matched by your employer). After that, we’ll be audited by the good folks at KPMG and publish our official figures in our annual report.

Then the best part happens – we start putting your money to work. At Movember, we invest in game-changing men’s health projects across mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

We have a number of specialised men's health committees and subject matter experts, as well as a passionate team of staff, who make sure the money goes where it’s needed most. From ground-breaking biomedical research, to community-based programs, and online resources and tools loaded with helpful information. If you’d like to know more about our governance structure, head here.

In 2020, we’ve announced AUD $11.3M in funding for new and exciting mental health projects, achieved FDA approval for a precision medicine for prostate cancer and launched an online tool to help you have important conversations with men. And that’s not all. See our top 10 projects of 2020 or check out our work in detail here.

Over the last 17 years, we’ve witnessed the health issues men face first-hand. They’re complex. But, when it comes to taking action for your own health the solution can be simple. So as the hairy season comes to a close for another year, we’re asking Mo Bros around the globe to nail these five things:

  1. Make time for friends and family. Spending time with people who make you feel good is straight-up good for your mental health.
  2. Talk more. Open up to others and be there for others to open up to you. Not sure how to approach that convo? Our new tool Movember Conversations is here to help.
  3. Know the numbers for prostate cancer. Talk to your doc at age 50. Or at 45 if you’re Black or have a family history of the disease.
  4. Know thy nuts. Give ‘em a feel regularly and get to know what’s normal for you. See our guide.
  5. Move more. Take the stairs. Cycle to work. Walk the block at lunch.

Whether you fundraised with us, donated to us or cheered us on from the sidelines, thank you for changing the face of men’s health.

And while our 2020 campaign might be over, there are a couple of ways you can stand with us year-round. Our new Mo Your Own Way option allows you to set your own epic challenge and chase it down at any time of the year, while our monthly giving option lets you set up a regular donation each month.

Thanks again for helping us change the face of men’s health.

*Total numbers are subject to final accounting and external audits. These official numbers will be published in our annual report next year.