11 November 2013

Thanks to the support of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas like you, we are achieving our global vision of changing the face of men’s health.

Why We Mo
Where The Money Goes
Our Mo Bros & Mo Sistas support Movember for many different reasons. Do you remember what inspired you to get involved with our global men’s health movement? Whether you have grown a Mo, donated funds, or supported the men in your life, every member of the Mo community is vital to helping us achieve our vision. We’re proud to highlight just a few examples of your funds at work during this most important month.

Movember is about accelerating outcomes for men that will change and save lives now. We focus on funding collaborative programs on a national and global level that are in line with our vision. To date, through the power of the moustache, Movember has funded 577 programs with our men’s health partners in 21 countries. Globally, we focus on the areas of awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, prostate and testicular cancer research, and men’s mental health. We’re privileged to work with some of the best scientific minds and world-class organisations.

Awareness and education
The growth of a new moustache prompts conversations. These important conversations generate awareness and educate people on the health issues men face, prompt them to take action and alter their behaviors, which is changing and saving lives today.

Living with and beyond cancer
Here in New Zealand the 0800 cancer information line fields over 15,000 calls a year from people seeking information on types of cancer, cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment and the issues attached. In conjunction with Movember the information line is extremely well resourced to field enquiries on men’s cancers and in particular prostate cancer.

Prostate and Testicular cancer research
Movember works with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to fund innovative studies like that of Professor Daniel Galvão of Edith Cowan University in Western Australia who has made significant developments in prostate cancer research and patient support.

At a global level the Movember Foundation funds the Global Action Plan (GAP), an international research collaboration initiative that is accelerating outcomes by providing researchers from around the world the opportunity to work together on specific research projects.

From the United Kingdom, actor Ray Winstone and professional snooker player, Jimmy White chat about the pioneering testicular cancer research Movember is undertaking.

Mental Health

Here in Australia, Movember and beyondblue, have created NewAccess, a mental health program employing specially trained coaches to offer individually tailored help to people experiencing low-level psychological distress. 

It is a great honor to work with Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who motivate, inspire and stand by us as, together, we fight the good fight on behalf of all men around the world. Your fathers, brothers, husbands, sons, and friends are all benefitting from the global efforts of the Movember community. There is always more work to be done and it is with humble and grateful hearts we push forward, striving for a day when no men will die prematurely of cancer or mental illness and all men will have the support they need to live happy and healthy lives. This is why we Mo. Will you continue to join us on this mission to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health?