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About The Movember Foundation

Health // Oct. 31, 2014

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health.

About The Movember Foundation

It is focused on bringing about change:  to give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health more openly and access health care services when needed.

The reason for the poor state of men’s health are numerous and complex and include:

  • Lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues men face
  • Men not openly discussing their health and how they’re feeling
  • Reluctance to take action when men don’t feel physical or mentally well
  • Men engaging in risky activities that threaten their health

The Movember community has raised 536 million CHF to date and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate and testicular cancer.

The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programmes. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won't stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.

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