Very early on the morning of 26 October, one hundred energetic people were jogging around London with large moustache shaped balloons, handing out flyers to bleary eyed commuters. These early risers were promoting the launch of the 2016 Movember campaign, raising awareness before the campaign starts on 1 November, and on this #charitytuesday, it’s time to learn more about the charity that wears a moustache.
Since the men’s health foundation Movember became a fundraising movement in 2003, millions have joined the movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on four key areas of men’s health: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
The most well known way to support Movember is to to their names sake and Grow a Mo. On 31 October, men all round the world will be shaving their faces right down to the baby soft skin usually hidden underneath all that rugged stubble, ready to start afresh with their growth on the 1st of November. They are then banned from shaving their Mos throughout the month, with the idea that their friends, families and co-workers will sponsor their efforts. Fancy growing a Mo to save a Bro? Get your fundraising page set up today.
Growing a Mo isn’t the only way to support Movember, however. The foundation have come up with numerous other ways for people to get involved, one of which is the MOVE campaign. MOVE involves doing some physical activity that you wouldn’t usually do every day of Movember and having friends and family donate to your cause. so whether it’s taking up the hula-hoop, finally using that gym membership you’ve been paying for, or walking to work when you’d usually drive – anyone and everyone can get involved and fundraise for the Movember campaign.
So whether you’re a Mo Bro or a Mo Sista, get involved today and MOVE or MO to SAVE A BRO!