It’s that time of year again! The clock passes midnight on October 31st and Movember 2021 is officially under way.
Why It Matters
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale.
The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. It’s core focus? Mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. 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 works 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.
So how can you get involved?
Grow a Mo
The easiest way to get in on the movement is to get that upper lip at the ready. Trucker, Regent, Connoisseur or Wisp – no matter your Mo’s shape or style, starting November 1st get to growing. Begin the month clean shaven, but don’t touch that face for 30 straight days. Your face will raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
Make a Move
Movember 2021 is changing it up a bit. To contribute to the cause, you can also move this Movember. More specifically, run or walk 60 miles over the month. That’s 60 miles for the 60 men we lose to suicide, each hour, every hour across the world. The charity recognizes those who do it as a team or go solo.
Host a Mo’ment Prefer the clean-shaven look, or more of a couch potato? No worries, there are other ways to get into the game. Rally a crew and do something fun. Hosting is all about having a good time for a good cause. And you can always put a virtual spin on your plans. The best part? Virtual events are easy to organize, cheap to run and you can go in your slippers. Think an online gaming tournament, Mo Bingo, or a virtual trivia night.
Mo Your Own Way
Whether it’s a grueling test of physical endurance or a not-so-sweaty pledge to kick a bad habit. Whether it’s a day, over several weeks or across the year – take whatever Mo Your Own Way means to you and run with it.
So, whether you grow, host, get moving or chart your own path, at the end of the day it helps bring attention to the cause. Which is the single most important thing you can do.
To learn more about the Movember Foundation visit Movember.com