Movember is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health.
At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants (Mo Bros), have the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men's health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in males.
Movember culminates at the end of the month at official Gala Partés, Mo-Office and Mo-Town parties where Tom Selleck and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for their chance to be the Man of Movember.
While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas help out by recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds and attending the highly anticipated Gala Partés.
The aim of Movember is to spread awareness about the very real health issues faced by males. The sensitivity of issues such as depression, and a lack of awareness result in a reluctance to speak to a medical practitioner or undergo regular medical check-ups.
Movember hopes to change this attitude, make men's health fun by putting the Mo back on the face of fashion and raise some serious funds for key men's health issues.
Movember has raised over $24 million dollars in its four years as a formal fundraiser. It has also significantly increased awareness of prostate cancer and depression in the community, and is continuously working to change the attitude men have about their health. The funds raised by the Movember campaign go to The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and BeyondBlue.