About Movember

The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity committed to changing the face of men’s health. With an official presence in 21 countries, the Movember Foundation is committed to driving significant improvements for the prioritised men’s health issues – prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Significant steps have been taken toward achieving our goals but there is more to be done. Each of the causes we support remains in desperate need of further funding, and continue to be issues that many don’t feel comfortable discussing openly. We’re committed to continuing our work to raise vital funds and much needed awareness with the goal of having a real impact on the lives of men and their families in the future.

To see the impact Movember is making now please visit the report cards section which describes all the funded projects, review our annual report or our financial performance.
 


The Movember Campaign - How Funds are Raised

Funds are raised through the Foundation’s annual awareness campaign, Movember, which sees the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world, during the month previously known as November.

Mo Bro smiling

At the start of Movember, guys take action by signing up with a clean-shaven face and for the 30 days of November commit to growing a moustache. These selfless and generous men are known as Mo Bros, and groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Mo Bros are supported by the women in their lives, affectionately known as Mo Sistas - together, our Mo Community raise money and awareness to change the face of men’s health.

With the sprouting of a new moustache, Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the month; and like a run or walk for charity, they use their hairy ribbon to spark conversations around the often ignored issue of men’s health and seek funds to support the work of the Movember Foundation.

At the end of the month, the Movember community celebrates their Mo growing efforts, either by joining us at one of the official Movember Gala Partés, held around the world, or by hosting their own end of month event with colleagues, friends or community groups.
 


Movember – A Global Movement

Since relatively humble beginnings in 2003 in Melbourne, when 30 Mo Bros first grew moustaches, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement, inspiring more than 4 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate across 21 countries worldwide. Together, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have raised R4,648 billion which has funded 832 programmes aimed at achieving our vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.