Remember Movember for Men’s Health

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It’s that time of the year again, when men grow moustaches and most of the time, that is about all that happens. Most of the people I’ve asked don’t really know what Movember is all about and the aim of growing that mo.

On the official Movember website, it states that “Movember is about bringing back the moustache (Mo), having fun and doing good to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Mo Bros take action by changing their appearance through the growth of a new moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking, talking billboards for men’s health. Mo Sistas sign up and commit to supporting the men in their lives while helping to promote men’s health at home, in the workplace and within their community.”

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Remember remember the 1st of Movember

I recently attended the launch of this year’s Movember. Now for those of you who may not know, Movember is held each year in November, and is a moustache growing charity initiative, which enjoys over 1.2 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world. Participants grow moustaches to generate awareness by getting men to talk about their health issues.

Movember is a global campaign in 21 countries and its vision is to “Change The Face of Men’s Health.” Last year saw more than 30 000 South Africans sign up and together raise more than R6.4million for local men’s health programmes. Globally, the campaign raised more than R1 billion last year.

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