October 19th, 2015

The goal of Movember is to start a conversation about men's health. So what will you say?

Know Why You Mo
In Movember, the moustache is our banner – the hairy ribbon that unites Mo Bros around the world for 30 days. Your Mo is bound to attract attention, and for good reason. It’s a bold statement and a big opportunity. When someone asks, “so what’s with the face furniture, guy?” that’s your chance to make a difference. Even if you’re not growing a Mo (if you’re a Mo Sista or taking the MOVE challenge) your goal remains the same: to start a conversation. So what will you say? 

Start with the basics

You might be doing Movember because you’ve experienced a significant health issue, or because you know someone who has. Maybe you’re growing or moving to support your friends, or because you like having fun for a good cause. 

Whatever your reason, talking about your motivation for supporting Movember is a great icebreaker to get the conversation started.

Drop some knowledge

The state of men’s health is in crisis, but we’re working to change that. The Movember Foundation funds world-class programs fighting prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity – that’s a pretty good reason to get involved.

Knowing the facts helps people understand the importance of supporting the Movember Foundation to change the face of men’s health:
  • 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15-34 years
  • 87 American men take their life by suicide every day
  • Approximately 3.2 million deaths each year are attributed to insufficient physical activity
Write it down (on your Mo Space)

Did you know you have a better chance at achieving your goals if you write them down? Writing down your motivation is a great way to build confidence ahead of the real deal, so take to your Mo Space and fill in the blank space to tell the world about your motivation and Movember goals.

So what makes your Mo grow? How do you get your MOVE on? Tell us in the comments.