If you start to see an excess of facial hair over the next month don’t be surprised, it’s the time when men everywhere will put down their razors in support of Movember.
The Movember Foundation is the only global charity which focuses solely on men’s health to raise funds for research and support to enable men to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Since 2003 the foundation has helped fund more than 1,200 innovative men’s health projects in over 20 countries focusing on prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health and suicide prevention.
By 2030, the foundation has committed to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25 per cent, halving the number of deaths from prostate and testicular cancer and reduce by 25 per cent the number of men taking their own lives.
So what can you do? One very obvious way and for which the campaign is named is to grow a mo – use your moustache to inspire conversations and donations; get active for men’s health – walk or run a total of 60km anywhere and anytime during Movember or why not host a Mo-ment by getting together and raising funds and a laugh during the month.
The Movember Foundation website uk.movember.com has lots of great ideas to help inspire your fundraising and most importantly talks about why your help is needed to prevent fathers, partners, brothers and friends facing a health crisis, that is rarely talked about.