October 20th, 2020

Join me for Movember 2020

A message from Mark Hedstrom, Movember’s US Country Director

I think we can all agree, 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year. As a son, brother, husband, father, friend and colleague, I’m acutely aware that these times have increased people’s anxiety and that health along with economic security and safety are real concerns for us all. 

It’s also highlighted that the work we do here at Movember is more important than ever. Men’s health is in crisis, exacerbated by a pandemic, elevated by unrest and underpinned by inequality and inequity, all leading to poorer health outcomes for men both mentally and physically. 

In the US,

  • Men die on average 5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.
  • Men account for 3 out of 4 suicides, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among US men aged 10-34.
  • 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. And testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men.
​It’s clear why we must act. There is much more work to do. And we need your help to do it.

Since 2003, because of people like you, Movember has raised millions of dollars for men’s health. With those funds we’ve initiated game-changing research, funded scientific breakthroughs in cancer treatments and developed mental health and suicide prevention programs that have changed and saved lives. Together, we’ve made tremendous progress, but there is still work to be done.

Whether you Grow a moustache, take the Move challenge or gather your community to Host a virtual event, Movember is a unique opportunity to engage, have fun and stay connected while raising much-needed funds for men’s health. The Movember team is here to support you with fundraising resources, helpful tips and endless fun along the way. Whatever you do, know that you’ll be making a real difference in the lives of men. 

Can I count on you to join us? To get on board for Movember 2020, head here.

Stay connected and stay safe,

Mark Hedstrom
Country Director, US