Movember and Mustaches return as global men’s health charity launches annual campaign

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Mustache season is here and Movember, the leading men’s health organization, is launching its annual campaign. While this year has been a little different, mustaches have proven to be resilient and will grow again behind masks and on Zoom calls during the month, raising funds and raising awareness for men’s health.

Movember helps men live happier, healthier, longer lives. To learn more, visit Movember.com

Annual Mustache Campaign encourages Movember community members around the world to mobilize in support of the Movember cause areas, men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and cancer testicles. 4 in 5 suicides in the United States are committed by men, 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and testicular cancer continues to be the most diagnosed cancer in young men . Men’s physical and mental health continues to be in crisis. With the funds raised, Movember has invested in more than 1,250 essential projects that aim to prevent men from dying too young.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the mental and physical health of men across the country. Healthcare disruptions caused by the pandemic have played a role in delaying potentially life-saving conversations for people with testicular and prostate cancer. This Movember, we are encouraging men across the country to focus on their mental and physical health, while raising funds and raising awareness of these issues.

“Although it’s been a difficult year and a half, the Movember community has come together to come together and make sure we are doing our part to take care of each other. These last eighteen months have challenged us but have demonstrated the importance of the social bond. and watch our family, friends and colleagues. We continue to be engaged in our work to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives, ”said Mark Hedstrom, US executive director of Movember.

Known for doing good and having fun, Movember provides an opportunity to build community while raising funds for vital research and programs aimed at helping our fathers, partners, brothers, friends and sons die too young. Those planning to join the Movember movement this year can register on Movember.com, create a Mo Space, choose Grow, Move, Host, or Mo Your Own Way, and start fundraising and raising awareness for mental and physical health. men.

TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR MUSTACHE

  • Be ready : Aim for a style that will beautify your face, but embrace the mustache nature gives you, because anything you grow will save a sibling.
  • Be brave: The first few days, or even the first few weeks, can be uncomfortable as your Mo takes shape. Ride it out to encourage donations.
  • Ignore the itch: Remember that men have endured worse in the past. You can take a little tickle of the face.
  • Shape your mustache: Learn about all the proper grooming techniques. A good Mo comes down to great grooming.
  • Feed it and keep it clean: Take care of your Mo, and your Mo will take care of you.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Move for Movember- Commit to running or walking 60 miles during the month. That’s 60 miles for the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour, every hour across the world. You can join a team or run solo.
  • Organize a Mo-ment- Get a crew together and do something fun. Hosting is having a good time for a good cause. And you can always give your projects a virtual twist. The best part? Virtual events are easy to organize, inexpensive to organize, and you can go in slippers. Think of an online gaming tournament, Mo Bingo, or a virtual quiz night.
  • Mo Your Own Way- A challenge to choose yourself, epic in its scope and scale. You make the rules. You set limits and push them back. Hike, run a relay, ride your motorcycle from New York to Los Angeles. Be creative, push your limits and inspire donations with courage.

WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?

Funds raised during the month of Movember (and throughout the year) are used to fund innovative programs and research aimed at key areas of Movember’s cause. Here are some of the men’s health programs that Movember launched in 2021:

  • In February, Movember launched a new digital mental health tool, Family Man, the world’s first online parenting program aimed at equipping dads with practical skills to cope with frustrating situations, allowing them to be more confident and secure. improve their mental well-being.
  • In 2021, Movember funded two new programs aimed at supporting the mental health of veterans and first responders. Investing $ 641,444 over the next two years as part of the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride and the Movember Veterans and First Responder Grants Program that will support the mental well-being of these communities.
  • The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Movember have announced two new Movember – PCF Challenge Awards. The awards, totaling $ 2 million, are given to teams from some of the world’s leading cancer research institutes to support pioneering interdisciplinary research to find cures for prostate cancer. . One program includes a team creating a digital health tool that will increase ethnic and racial diversity in prostate cancer clinical trials and develop a training program to increase the number of under-represented minorities in disparities research in the world. prostate cancer.
  • In 2020, Movember began scheduling roundtables on BIPOC mental health and the challenges these communities face in terms of mental well-being. This year, the conversation widened to include a panel on health disparities in prostate cancer, as black men are twice as likely to die from the disease.

To date, Movember has welcomed six million supporters and has helped fund more than 1,250 innovative health projects in 20 countries. But we haven’t finished yet.

For more information or to join the Movember movement today, visit www.movember.com. Images are available for download here.

Note to editors: Movember strongly encourages the inclusion of relevant help seeking information for stories about suicide and mental illness. For help anytime, day or night, we encourage people to contact: Crisis support can be found on Crisis Text Line: (Text: 741741 to contact a crisis counselor www.crisistextline.org) For more information on finding help: visit: https://us.movember.com/mens-health/get-support

About Movember: Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health globally, focusing on mental health and the prevention of suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The charity raises funds to deliver innovative and groundbreaking research and support programs that empower men to live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions of people have joined the movement, helping fund more than 1,250 projects around the world. In addition to tackling the major health issues facing men, Movember strives to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their lives, with a focus on men who stay socially connected and become more open to discussing their health and important moments in their lives. The charity’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.

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