LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - Movember 2013 has arrived and the moustache is back to occupy the faces of men around the globe. Celebrating its tenth year as the global men's health charity, Movember encourages men to grow and women to support the Mo (moustache) for the 30 days of November to raise funds and awareness to combat prostate and testicular cancer.
Men and women across the US register at Movember.com to become official participants of the Movember movement. As the rules of Movember state, once registered, Mo Bros (male participants) start November 1 clean-shaven in honor of Shave the Date and grow a moustache, and just a moustache (no beards, no goatees) throughout the month. Mo Sistas (female participants) show support by organizing teams of Mo-supporters, hosting events, and raising awareness and funds for the cause.
"The Movember moustache is leading the charge in raising crucial awareness and funds for men's health. We encourage Movember participants to fully embrace the movement and have meaningful conversations with friends, family and colleagues in support of the cause," said Mark Hedstrom, US Country Director for Movember. "We look forward to seeing our community of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas make our tenth year of growing Mos the biggest and hairiest one yet!"
Movember participants will be hosting hundreds of Shave the Date: Movember 1 parties all over the US on Movember 1 to kick off the moustache movement.
In support of the 30-day moustache journey, Movember has launched a new version of the Movember Mobile app available for iPhones and Androids and tablets. The app features the redesigned Mo Tracker, which allows Mo Bros to take daily photos of their moustache growth and export animated GIF/time-lapse movies to their personal Mo Space page (donation page) and social media channels. In addition, users can make donations, recruit new members and track eligible rewards as a result of their fundraising efforts.
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. Details about the more than 570 programs that Movember has funded can be found here.
For more information, please visit www.movember.com. Connect with Movember on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, flickr, and Pinterest.
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, three million participants have raised over $446MM 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.