March 23rd, 2014

This is how you and the moustache are changing the face of men’s health.

The Moustache Effect
Where The Money Goes
During this time of year, when Movember moustaches are a fuzzy memory, we take the opportunity to reflect back on the previous year’s Mo growing efforts. There’s no doubt, 2013 was another stellar year, one that would not have been possible without the collective efforts of the Mo community – together we truly are changing the face of men’s health. Take a look at some of your successes and prepare to join us as the journey continues in Movember 2014. 

We’re in 21 countries, however we are aware our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can be found almost everywhere. From the frozen research bases of Antarctica and the South Atlantic Island of St. Helena, to the steps of Machu Picchu, the beaches of Cuba and the deserts of Dubai, Movember Moustaches are sprouting all over the world.

The number of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who have taken part over the years is higher than the entire population of Iceland, Jamaica, Namibia, or Mongolia! United and committed to making a difference, Mo’s come from all walks of life – teachers, students, doctors, fire fighters, carpenters, CEOs, actors, Olympians, Armed Services, sport stars- even astronauts.

If it were a stack of pennies, it would go around the world 1.3 times, and weigh as much as 693 blue whales!

The Movember Foundation funds programs across four areas: Men’s Health, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Mental Health. The global reach of these programs is, for the first time, uniting researches from around the world. Through this global collaboration we are accelerating outcomes for men. This would not be possible without your dedication to the moustache and changing the face of men’s health.

Raising awareness and providing education around men’s health is at the heart of what we do. Each year, the Movember community embraces the Mo and helps us spread men’s health messages far and wide. Click here to read about how the power of Mo impacted the life of Mo Bro Simon.

These 1.7 billion conversations came in all forms, like face-to-face chats, emails, and social media posts.

Movember conversations are prompting men to think about their health and take action when necessary. To find out more about health risks to look out for click here.

In 2014, we will fund an international clinical trial for men with advanced prostate cancer to test and understand the effects of exercise on the quality of life and cancer progression. There will be news and details of this project in the coming months…stay tuned.


Your support to achieve these goals is crucial. Spreading the word, getting your friends involved and creating conversations is just as important as fundraising. To find out more about what Movember stands for, click here.

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