Grow a mo for charity
Movember is reaching out to the football community to grow a moustache for men's health and Millwall are backing the campaign.
Locally grown moustaches were once a common occurrence on football pitches all over the UK. A team without a moustachioed talisman was a rarity and most were born and bred in their hometown and fresh from the terraces themselves. Movember aims to celebrate those golden times and to once again see real men with real moustaches grace the pitches of the UK.
Players and supporters can still be heroes on and off the pitch through the power of their upper lips and locally grown moustaches. Man made and changing the face of men's health.
Movember has raised £345m for men's health over the last 10 years and has been responsible for over 800 initiatives concerned with prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's mental health in 21 countries.
In the UK, through collaboration with our health partners Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research, coupled with direct funding from the Movember Foundation, Movember are committed to accelerating outcomes in key areas of men's health and this year, for the first time, are raising funds for men's mental health problems.
Movember about Movember
The Movember Foundation is a global men's health charity which raises vital funds and awareness for the often ignored issues of men's health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's mental health. It is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world in November when men become walking talking billboards for men's health.
Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, and then grow and groom their moustache all month long. Funds are directed to men's health programmes which are shaped by Movember's vision to have an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.
Programme areas focus on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy and research. Programmes are delivered by the Movember Foundation and its men's health partners in each country. Further information about how Movember's funds are invested can be found at movember.com
The Movember journey began in 2003 with a few mates in a pub in Melbourne, Australia. The goal was simple - to create a campaign promoting the growth of the moustache among like-minded people and have fun along the way. It is about real men growing real moustaches, talking about real issues to help change the face of men's health.
Movember now spans the globe across 21 countries. Since inception, the global army of over four million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have grown, or supported the growth of a moustache. To date more than £345m has been raised globally and over 800 men's health projects are being funded.