Traditionally the month of November is known as Movember. Movember is an event that supports raising awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer causes. Named by blending the words Moustache and November, Movember encourages men to grow their moustache or facial hair as a visual sign of support throughout the month. Participants collect fundraising dollars and donate funds towards the cause.
Some objectives of the Movember campaign is early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, in order to potentially reduce the number of preventable deaths from male related cancers. Movember encourages awareness as well as educates in what has been listed in 2012 as one of the top 100 NGO (Non-Government Organization(s)) in the world!
Originating in Canada since 2007, all Movember proceeds go to the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada. Canadians were also the largest contributor of fundraising in 2011 to Movember charities of any nation.
For more information on Movember visit The Movember Charity website at Movember.com whose proud goal is to “change the face of men’s health”.