MEDIA ROOM

Here you will find useful information and facts about the Movember and the hairy month of Movember.

If you need any more specific information, please contact:

Siseley Coates-Harman
Head of PR
0207 952 2087
siseley.coates-harman@movember.com

Dan Elsom
UK Press Officer
dan.elsom@movember.com
ukmedia@movember.com

MOVEMBER

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer

The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects around the world.

In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, Movember is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. The charity’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

THE MONTH OF MOVEMBER

This Movember, the month formerly known as November, there are four ways to get involved to support men’s health: Grow a moustache, Move by walking or running 60 kms throughout the month, Host a Mo-ment or Mo Your Own Way with an adventure challenge of your choosing. Sign up at movember.com

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

You can help stop men dying too young by donating or raising funds this Movember.

Getting involved is easy.

Simply sign up at Movember.com and fundraise by:

  • Growing a moustache
  • Move by walking or running 60 km
  • Host a Mo-ment
  • Mo Your Own Way with an epic challenge
  • Making a donation

WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE FUNDS RAISED?

Movember funds research and supports the implementation of projects, either directly or through partners, in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Since 2003, we’ve raised £598million and funded over 1,250 initiatives globally. 

UK STATS:

Men’s health

  • Men die 3.5 years younger than women in the UK
  • Each year, more than 4,300 men die by suicide in the UK

Suicide prevention

  • In the UK, 3 out of 4 deaths by suicide are men
  • In England and Wales, suicide is the leading cause of death among men aged 20–34

Prostate cancer

  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer amongst men in the UK
  • One man dies from prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK

Testicular cancer

  • Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men in the UK
  • Almost 35,000 men are estimated to be living with or beyond a testicular cancer diagnosis in the UK

BY 2030, MOVEMBER HAS COMMITTED TO:

  • Reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%
  • Halve the number of deaths from prostate cancer and testicular cancer
  • Reduce the number of men taking their own lives by 25%
 

WE WILL DO THIS BY:

  • Giving men the facts
  • Changing behaviour for the better
  • Influencing services models so they work for men
  • Funding breakthrough research
 

DEFINITIONS

  • Mo | Moustache
  • Mo Bro | A man who Grows a moustache for Movember, takes on a Move challenge or Hosts an event
  • Mo Sister | A woman who loves and encourages Mo growth, takes on a Move challenge or Hosts an event
  • Mo Mentor | Men who have shown long-term commitment to Mo style and inspire others in the hairy challenge of Mo growth 
 

MO COMMUNITY & CULTURE

Community Stories: Every year the Movember Community share incredible stories with us, talking about their men's health journeys and why they are passionate supporters of the Movember movement. Visit Mo News to read some of these inspirational personal accounts.

 

QUICK LINKS
Movember Style Guide
Movember TV
Movember News
Movember History
Movember Media Assets
Movember Funded Programmes