LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – (December 11, 2013) – In honor of its milestone tenth moustache season, Movember, the global charity that raises awareness and funds for men’s health through the power of the moustache and only a moustache, is proud to announce the closing of an impactful 2013 campaign. Since its inception, a global army of over 4 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have grown, or supported the growth of a moustache, raising over half a billion dollars for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health research and programs.
While the 30 days of Movember are officially over and men across the world have shaven off their moustaches, supporters can continue to donate to the cause by visiting: movember.com/donate. In 2013, the U.S. campaign saw over 219,000 men and women raising more than $20 million for the 577 programs that Movember funds.
“We at Movember are extremely humbled by the passion and dedication of our moustache growing community and would like to say thank you for bringing about change in attitudes, actions and funding,” said Mark Hedstrom, US country director for Movember. “The billions of conversations generated and millions of dollars raised through the simple act of growing a moustache are leading the charge in changing the face of men’s health. We look forward to welcoming a new generation of moustache aficionados in 2014.”
In the US, programs directed by the Movember Foundation are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, and research to achieve the goal of having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. At a global level, Movember 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.
“Movember has had an incredible year! We’ve seen fantastic growth in the US and mainland Europe along with greater engagement from our Mo community, corporate sector and partners,” said Adam Garone, CEO and co-founder of Movember. “Outside of moustache season, our team will be focused on furthering the men’s health cause by funding world-class programs made possible because of all those that grew and gave.”
Movember aims to forever change the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache, by raising vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Movember programs are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. Since 2003, four million participants have raised over $550MM for the cause, funding more than 570 programs globally, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. Movember is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and for the past two years, has been named a Top 100 best NGO by The Global Journal. For more information please visit Movember.com. Movember is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.