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The Movember foundation

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.
From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world.

The Movember Foundation
is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. By 2030, we will reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.
Millions have joined the movement, raising over £440m to help us fund over 1,200 men’s health projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent. We have one goal: to stop men dying too young.

Four ways to support. . .
This Movember, the month formerly known as November, there are three ways to get involved to support men’s health:
Grow a moustache
Challenge yourself to Move
Host an event
Make a donation
Alternatively, make a donation at Movember.com – you can donate to a Mo Bro or Mo Sista’s efforts, or donate directly to the Movember Foundation.

Definitions

Mo: Moustache

Mo Bro: A man who Grows a moustache for Movember, takes on a Move challenge or Hosts an event

Mo Sista: A woman who loves and encourages Mo growth, takes on a Move challenge or Hosts an event

Mo Mentor: Men who have shown long-term commitment to Mo style and inspire others in the hairy challenge of Mo growth

Mo Community & Culture Community Stories: Every year the Movember Community share incredible stories with us, talking about their men’s health journeys and why they are passionate supporters of the Movember movement. Visit Mo News to read some of these inspirational personal accounts.

By 2030, The Movember Foundation has committed to. . .
l Reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%
l Halve the number of deaths from prostate cancer and testicular cancer
l Reduce the number of men taking their own lives by 25%

We will do this by. . .
l Giving men the facts
l Changing behaviour for the better
l Influencing services models so they work for men
l Funding breakthrough research

UK stats
Men’s Health
l On average, men die four years younger than women in the UK
l 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year
Suicide Prevention
l 78% of suicides in the UK are men
l On average, 13 men take their life each day in the UK
Prostate Cancer
l Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst men in the UK
l More than 10,500 men with prostate cancer will die in the UK in 2016
Testicular Cancer
l Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged
25-49 year
l 2,300 new cases of testicular cancer in the UK in 2013

What happens with the funds raised?
The Foundation raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, raising over £440m and funding over 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

We will do this by. . .
l Giving men the facts
l Changing behaviour for the better
l Influencing services models so they work for men
lFunding breakthrough research