What is Movember you say?
Glad you asked!
The idea of Movember started in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, to bring back the Moustache for fun and a cause; Prostate Cancer. With the idea being new and not so developed no money was raised that first year, but that’s not where the conversations and hope ended. In 2004 432 Mo. Bros were able to raised to 55,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Australia. Amazing right? The Movember moustache has continued to grow year after year, expanding to Canada, the US, UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland. Last year’s Canadian campaign was the second largest in the world behind Australia, with 35,156 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas coming together to raise $7.8 million for Prostate Cancer Canada.
If you didn’t know, Prostate cancer starts in the cells of the prostate gland. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. Its main function is to make part of the liquid (seminal fluid) that mixes with sperm from the testicles to make semen. Semen is ejaculated during sex.The prostate is about the size of a large walnut. It is located close to the rectum just below the bladder at the base of the penis. The prostate surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen through the penis.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men. It usually grows slowly and can often be cured or managed successfully.
The funds that are being raised through Movember’s Canadian campaign goes directly to the Prostate Cancer Canada which helps them to fund vital research that will led to better screening tests and treatment options and to run support services for men surviving prostate cancer.
The success of this campaign can be thanked to all 67,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, that has joined, donated and helped raised money for the campaign since 2003.
Below is a link for this year’s donation site and registration!
So citizens and gents, get your “Stache” on and starting November 1st , start growing your mustache for a good cause. Movember is it!
For more information please check out the website and do your part!
Now ladies, we can help too! On the website you’ll find a link for some merchandise and donations we can also make!