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What’s With the Moustache? – Changing the Face of Men’s Health with Movember

13 Nov 20

It’s that time of year again when men of all capabilities try their best at growing a moustache in the name of men’s health. While there are currently over 6 million Mo Bros partaking in this challenge, the Movember movement has far more humble roots.

In 2003, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery met up for a casual pint, and joked about bringing back the moustache trend. By the following year, the concept of Movember had been formalised, and the duo began channelling donations into men’s health research and services.

Since its conception, Movember’s global network has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects into prostate and testicular cancer, as well as men’s mental health schemes and suicide prevention.

Facing the Facts

Despite the progress made, men’s health remains in crisis: men still account for 75% of all suicides, testicular cancer remains the world’s most common cancer among men aged 15-39, and one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. And with one man dying from suicide every minute, it’s our job to ask ourselves why.

By pledging your support this Movember, you’ll be part of the change that we all wish to see, as your donations will fund medical research, trials and tests, as well as health programmes and treatments. And with the recent recurrence of tighter lockdown measures, raising awareness regarding mental health is more important than ever.

Men still account for 75% of all suicides

We’re Going the Extra Mile This Movember – Literally!

Calling the Stag family – it’s time to grow your Mo! Not wanting to be left out of the Movember party, our barber, Ethan, and barista, Max, are taking part too by growing their staches.

Those who aren’t blessed in the facial hair department aren’t being left out either, as the Stag family are aiming to collectively move as many miles as possible to raise money for Movember.

So swap your razors for your running shoes, and pledge your support to the men in your life by joining our Movember movers’ challenge.

As we can’t be together in person, staying connected this winter is crucial. Join our Strava group, tag us on social media when you’re on the move, and send us some pics of your stache! Keep an eye on our social media for giveaways and prizes along the way too. Like Travis Garone and Luke Slattery did back in 2003, we’re asking for a £10 suggested donation, which you can donate here.

By Beth Hutton