TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 24, 2014) - Movember, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men's health, is back and open for its 8th
annual campaign. Last year, over 173,000 Canadians showed their support of the moustache, raising an incredible $33.9 million CAD for men's health. Movember funds support prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health initiatives. Make your support count and sign up at Movember.com.
Movember, the month formerly known as November, challenges men to grow moustaches to spark conversation and raise vital funds for men's health. Through the power of the moustache, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raise funds to support programs that are having an everlasting impact on the lives of Canadian men. To date Movember has funded over 200 programs across Canada.
"Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, Canada was among the top fundraisers in the world last year," said Pete Bombaci, Country Director, Movember Canada, "We're thrilled that more than 90% of the funds raised are already committed to programs and projects across the country in support of men's health. We're ready to grow, to do good and have even more fun this year."
"We have seen firsthand that Movember funds are making an impact," said Dr. John Oliffe, Professor, Nursing, University of British Columbia, "It's incredible to see that men are having more conversations and taking steps toward breaking down barriers that can keep them from seeking support."
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Starting today, men and women can sign up at Movember.com to grow or support the Mo. Men start November 1st clean-shaven and grow their moustache for 30 days, getting friends, family and colleagues to join their team and donate to their Mo-growing efforts. Women, known as Mo Sistas, play a key supporting role by signing up as team captains, recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds, and also encouraging the men in their life to take action when it comes to their health.
Mo Bros and Mo Sistas that sign up before Movember 1st will be entered to win a new Harley-Davidson® Street™ 750 Motorcycle. For complete details click here.
Last year, 90.5 cents on every dollar went to support our men's health programs. To see your moustache hard at work, visit Movember.com/programs.
Movember's 2014 Canadian major partners include Harry's and Deeley Harley-Davidson®.
For more information and to sign up 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 please visit Movember.com.