July 15th, 2014

The Movember Foundation is proud to announce our biggest funding commitments to date to our US men’s health partners.

Funding announcement
Where The Money Goes
Movember 2013 was the best the US has ever seen. Over 219,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas signed up on Movember.com to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. We are proud to announce that, thanks to you, our dedicated Movember community, we were able to provide our largest funding commitments to date to our US men’s health partners.  
$8.4M to Prostate Cancer Foundation 
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer. 
To date, the Movember Foundation has donated nearly $27 million to PCF to support prostate cancer research, funding 15 Movember-PCF Challenge Awards globally.  Challenge Awards consist of cross-disciplinary teams of investigators capable of providing unique scientific expertise to find solutions for significant problems in prostate cancer research. The data generated from these Movember-funded projects has positively impacted the daily practice of oncology with groundbreaking treatments for the 16 million men fighting prostate cancer globally. 
PCF will allocate this year’s additional $8.4 million to find better treatments for prostate cancer, and ultimately a cure, by funding innovative research programs, which will be announced this fall. Read more here about the powerful research Movember is funding in the US and around the globe. 
“The Movember partnership has been significant in advancing groundbreaking prostate cancer research designed to save and improve lives,” said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, president and CEO of PCF.  “Driving awareness of the critical need for accelerated research that truly makes a difference for every patient with advanced prostate cancer is in large part due to the power of the Mo.”
$6.8M to LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. The Foundation provides free cancer support services and advocates for policies that improve access to care and quality of life. To serve and support the rapidly rising population of males affected by prostate and testicular cancer, the LIVESTRONG Foundation will use the $6.8 million to expand its existing targeted programs and services.
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer among males 15-35, while prostate cancer will affect 1 of every 6 men in their lifetimes, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. among males. Forty-three percent of male cancer survivors in 2014 are those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer (more than 2 million), according to the American Cancer Society. 
The LIVESTRONG Foundation’s expanded programming will meet the needs of those men affected by cancer, as well as their caregivers, families and friends. Through these services, men will have access to a variety of support services aimed at helping with practical, emotional and financial concerns that accompanied the diagnosis. Watch these services at work. 
“As 1 of every 2 men will hear the words ‘You have cancer’ in their lifetimes, navigation services are more critical now than ever,” said Doug Ulman, LIVESTRONG Foundation President and CEO and three-time cancer survivor. “We are honored that the Movember Foundation has entrusted the LIVESTRONG Foundation with its funding again and with the grant, we hope to serve more men than ever in 2014.”
The Foundation's cancer support services are available in English and Spanish, and can be accessed in-person in Austin, Texas, and Chicago, via telephone 1-855-220-7777, and online at www.LIVESTRONG.org/GetHelp

You can view all of the programs the Movember Foundation funds on our report cards page.