Introducing Movember: Why It’s Important, What It Is, and How to Get Involved

What is Movember? 

The Movember Foundation is an organization with a mission to stop men from dying too young. They do this by bringing awareness and funds for men’s health programs that focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health challenges, and suicide prevention. The foundation also aims to change what people think about when they see a moustache in November (and what it means). This month is known as “Movember”, and we want to introduce you to what it is all about! 

Movember is a month that goes by the first name of what people think when they see someone with a moustache in November. During this time, men worldwide grow their moustaches to bring awareness and funds for issues surrounding men’s health (including mental health). The goal is also to change what it means to have facial hair in November, so why not support those taking part? The Movember Foundation aims to help stop harmful stereotypes about masculinity and save lives! 

Why Is Movember Important?  

It is essential because we need more conversations about men’s health and what it means to be a man. The stigma that comes with this is harmful because many men feel like they cannot share how they are feeling or the issues surrounding their mental health. If you see someone wearing a “Mo” in November, why not ask them about what it stands for? Then you can get involved by doing some research on your own time! 

How Does Movember Work?  

Movember works by individuals raising funds through various activities like growing and then shaving facial hair, creating awareness. These funds go towards different organizations worldwide that aim to stop men dying too young from prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health challenges, etc. There is also what is known as the Movember Foundation, which supports men’s health initiatives and what it means to be a man. 

How To Get Involved In Movember?  

Getting involved is simple! All you have to do is visit https://uk.movember.com/, read more about what Movember stands for and join the mission. You can: 

  • Grow a moustache/facial hair – this can also include what is known as the “ultimate shave off”, where you do a fundraiser for Movember by shaving your hair into shapes that represent what moustache stands for (so why not design something fun?) 
  • Move for Movember – where you walk or run 60km to show your desire to help the 60 men who commit suicide every hour across the globe) 
  • Host a Mo-ment – Rally your friends and do something fun for a good cause 
  • Mo Your Own Way – Develop your own unique way to raise funds 

How To Get Involved In Movember When You Can’t Grow Facial Hair 

Growing a moustache/facial hair is not the only way to get involved in Movember! You can also move, host a mo-ment or what is known as “mo your own way”. Visiting the website will give you excellent ideas on how you can join and what kind of creative fundraising activities you could do. 

Remember, by joining Movember, you are helping spread awareness while also supporting men’s health initiatives worldwide. 

We hope this blog post has helped introduce what Movember is all about! Keep reading our posts throughout November to learn even more ways to get involved in one of our favourite months of the year!