SOURCE: Movember

Movember

October 30, 2014 05:30 ET

Ready. Set. Grow.

Make Your Moustache Count, Sign Up Today at Movember.com

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 30, 2014) - The moustache is Made in Movember and it's time to get growing, Canada. 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 across the country. Make your support count and sign up today at Movember.com.

KNOW WHY YOU MO

Thanks to the power of the moustache Canadian Mo Bros and Mo Sistas are making an impact on men's health.

To date Movember Canada has funded over 200 men's health programs, including:

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.

"By signing up at Movember.com men and women across Canada are pledging to support the moustache and the efforts of their fellow Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who are helping to change the face of men's health," said Pete Bombaci, Country Director, Movember Canada. "The moustache unites us all. Made in Movember is about taking action locally and thinking globally, bringing communities together, and starting important conversations about men's health."

Results from our 2013 Global survey showed:

  • 99% of participants talked to someone about their health
  • 75% became more aware of the health issues they face
  • 62% went to see a medical professional to improve their health
  • 50% told someone they should take action to improve their health 
  • 75% said they were more likely to tell someone they knew to seek professional help if they thought it needed

*Conducted by IMI International

"I'm a 5 year Mo Bro and proud to stand beside my fellow fire fighters as we get ready to grow for Movember this year," said Gordon Chabot, Member, Great Canadian Fire Challenge. "Movember not only cultivates camaraderie, it reminds us how important it is as men to have the courage to have conversations with one another and to encourage each other to take action to improve our health."

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

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.

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

Sign up today at Movember.com. For more information on Movember programs visit our Report Cards.

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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