Movember Foundation

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Movember Foundation
Movember Foundation Logo.jpg
MottoChanging the face of men's health
Formation2003; 16 years ago (2003)
FoundersAdam Garone
Travis Garone
Type501(c)(3) Charity
HeadquartersMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location
Chairman
John Hughes
Executive Director
Owen Sharp
Websitewww.movember.com

The Movember Foundation is the charity that promotes men’s health. The charity hosts an annual Movember campaign in which people raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues through peer-to-peer fundraising on Movember.com.

Using the moustache as the driving symbol of the movement, Movember focuses on the three key areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health & suicide prevention.[1] Since inception, the Movember Foundation has raised $837 million and funded over 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries.[2]

History[edit]

Movember was started in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia by Adam Garone, Travis Garone, Luke Slattery, and Justin (JC) Coughlin. Inspiring 26 other friends with a desire to “bring back” the trend of growing moustaches, the movement was born. The next year, nearly 500 people raised over $40,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. At the time, it was the largest donation the PCFA had ever received.

Three years after starting the Movember movement, the organization was granted official charity status in Australia. In 2009, Movember obtained official charity status in the United States.[3]

Causes[edit]

While Movember is dedicated to all aspects of men’s health and well-being, its three key focus areas are prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health & suicide prevention.

Programs[edit]

The Movember Foundation has funded over 1,200 men’s health projects globally,[4] including:

  • TrueNTH[5]
  • TrueNTH Testicular Cancer[6]
  • Making Connections[7]
  • Farmstrong[8]
  • Ahead of the Game[9]
  • IRONMAN[10]
  • PCF Challenge Awards[11]

Pop culture[edit]

Over the years, many athletes and celebrities have helped bring awareness to Movember, including Kevin Love,[12] and Jackie Lee.[13]

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