All about Movember
Initiated by 30 people in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement now includes over 5 million people around the world. The initiative, launched by Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, began when these two Australian friends were wondering how to get the mustache back in fashion. At that time, they would encourage 30 men to participate in their movement. 15 years later, more than a dozen countries are participating around the world. Since then, 1200 projects for men's health have been funded around the world.
A worldwide movement
To date, 20 countries are bringing Mo Bros and Mo Sistas together to raise money. Research on testicular cancer, prostate cancer and men's mental health is funded by the donations raised each year. The Movember Foundation ranks # 1 among the top 2 nongovernmental organizations in the world, meaning that citizen participation has a lot of weight on our planet.
Participating is simple. Every person who wants to grow a mustache for the event must simply wear it proudly and resist shaving for the month of November to collect donations from relatives and friends. The initiative is simple and effective. Even Canadian players have been participating in Quebec for several years now!
How to participate
In each country, a satellite website from the Foundation was created to bring participants together in one place. If 15 years ago growing a mustache was the only way to raise donations, the movement has changed a lot since. You can now move for the cause and also organize events to fund men's health. Both men and women can participate in the movement. The participation is simple and clear instructions are provided on the website movement.
Simply create a profile, share it with your friends, and voilà. If active participation in this movement isn't for you, you can contribute in a different way. All participants collect donations every year. It is therefore possible to get involved by offering a donation to the Mo Bros or Mo Sista of your choice.
Let yourself be inspired and grow your mustache!
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Written by: Christina Boucher