The current state of men’s health is in crisis. Too many men are dying too young; on average four years younger than women. For men this isn’t good news. We need to talk about it. We need to act.
Movember, the month formerly known as ‘November’, launches its 2016 campaign to Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the nation, encouraging men and women to sign up and grow a Mo, commit to Move or throw or go to a Movember event to raise funds for men’s health and stop men dying too young.
Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis, and without people talking, taking action and giving money, nothing will change.
Grow a Mo, save a Bro
The moustache is the Movember Foundation’s ribbon for men’s health. Use it to raise funds and stop men dying too young.
Sign up to grow your moustache for 30 days. Want to take your Mo to the next level? Sacrifice your beard, auction off your face to the highest donor or dye your Mo a different colour every day. Mo Sistas, get behind the Mo Bros in your life, or get a little creative. Anything to attract attention and raise funds.
Move – get active for men’s health
Raise funds for men’s health while you do something good for your own health.
Sign up to set yourself a Move challenge. From the big (racing to the top of the tallest peak around, riding 300 kms in 30 days) to the brave (facing the fear of learning how to swim) to the slightly silly (working out in costume or having an office dodgeball tournament). Move is all about pushing yourself to reach your personal best.
Host an event
Throw or go to a Movember event. Any excuse for a good time.
Events are a great way to have fun and raise funds for men’s health. Anything goes. Register to host your own event, or take a look at what’s on in your area. Head along and make a donation to stop men dying too young.
Choose how you’ll get involved and get your friends, your family or your workplace on board. Spread the word, start a conversation, and raise money for vital men’s health programmes. Have fun, do good.
Owen Sharp, Movember Foundation CEO says: “There is a lot being done, but it’s not happening fast enough to have real impact. The Movember Foundation is uniquely placed to address the crisis at a global level. By engaging with men where they are, and understanding what works best, the Foundation is helping make change happen sooner, before it’s too late.”
The Movember Foundation wants our men alive, well and enjoying life.
With money raised, the Foundation has funded over 1,200 game-changing programmes in prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention around the world, whilst positively challenging the way in which men’s health issues are researched and addressed.
Join the fight at Movember.com and sign up or donate to help stop men dying too young.