SOURCE: Movember Canada

Movember Canada

December 02, 2014 05:30 ET

Canada Mo's Best -- Leading Fundraising Nation Globally

More Than $75 Million Raised Globally This Movember

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 02, 2014) - Movember, the global charity that raises funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer research and men's mental health, is proud to share that more than 115,000 Canadians participated and raised over $20 million in its 8th annual campaign. Canada is the leading fundraising nation, with more than $75 million raised globally. Funds will continue to come in over the coming weeks as Mo Bros and Mo Sistas wrap up their fundraising efforts.

Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across Canada will make one final call for donations as part of #GivingTuesdayCa. Support a Mo you know and donate at Movember.com.

"It's with thanks to all our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who donate and make their support count that Canada once again leads as the top fundraising nation," said Pete Bombaci, Country Director, Movember Canada. "To be able to share with our community that our funds have lead to a prostate cancer research breakthrough championed right here in Canada is truly remarkable. It's why we mo."

MO MONEY, MO IMPACT

Movember has made more progress combating prostate cancer this year than ever before. The results of a Movember funded project, lead by researchers right here in Canada, is a game changer for men with a prostate cancer diagnosis. It means that in the future, men from around the world will have a higher chance of survival by being offered a more tailored treatment plan. And, it's just one example of the impact funds raised by the Movember community is having.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Funds from the 2014 campaign will benefit men's health programs and projects across the country. The Movember Foundation is incredibly proud of its world-class programs and will continue working to identify the best programs and research opportunities that align with it's vision - to change the face of men's health. Funds will be allocated in the months following April 2015.

Over the coming year the Movember Foundation will put it's moustache money hard to work by investing in world-class men's health programs and projects. To learn more about funded programs please visit our Report Cards.

CHALLENGES & PRIZING

For Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, there are still some great prizes still to be won, so keep up the good work. The close for prizing is December 9th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Movember's 2014 Canadian major partners include Harry's and Deeley Harley-Davidson®

For more information on Movember or to donate, please visit Movember.com.

About The Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation's vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men's health. We do this by getting men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Together with the Movember community we have raised more than $574 million CAD, and have funded more than 800 world-class programs in 21 countries. We're committed to changing the face of men's health and won't stop growing as long as serious men's health issues remain. Movember is a registered charity in Canada - BN 848215604 RR0001. For more information visit Movember.com.

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