For those of you who live under a rock, we are currently on Day 11 of Movember. Movember being the month where men commit to growing a mustache to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer.
"The mustache becomes a ribbon for men's health" - Movember.com
Did you know...
- This clever idea was generated back in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia.
- In 2004 432 Mo Bros raised $55,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (aka the largest donation they had ever received)
- Movember has now spread to Canada, USA, the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South America, the Netherlands, and Finland!
- In 2009 there were 255,755 Mo Bros & Mo Sistas globally raising $47 million
And last, but not least...
"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."
Shout outs to all the guys committed to rocking their Mos (and of course the ladies to support it)! Here are a few:
The fundraising during Movember is something to be very proud of but it is equally important to remember the reason why the money is being raised and the awareness being made. In a recent survey of the Movember community it was found that "because of their involvement in Movember, 39% of the Mo Bros sought medical advice, whilst a further 36% encouraged someone else to seek medical advice. "
Happy Movember everyone! Special thanks to those who showcased their pictures for FactSnacks, much appreciated :)
For more information and/or to show your support please visit www.movember.com