Wearing a moustache: much more than a sartorial statement
‘Movember’ is a portmanteau word,
a blending of the words moustache and November.
It is the name created by the Movember Foundation,
an internationally recognised organisation
whose aim is to raise awareness of men’s health issues-
particularly that of prostrate and testicular cancers,
as well as mental health concerns.
November is a key public awareness period on
the Foundation’s calender
Moustache + November = Movember
The Movember Foundation sprouted in Melbourne Australia, 2003.
It began as a wisp of discussion between two fashion-loving friends;
then initially grew to a group of about thirty.
Today the Foundation has expanded worldwide to over 4 million members-
the “Mo Brothers and Mo Sisters”.
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Through various fundraising events, the Foundation finances
research, treatment and educational programmes.
In 2013, the Movember Foundation, U.K. singularly raised £20.4 million.
The month of November, re-styled ‘Movember’ is a key period
for the Foundation’s fund-raising and public awareness efforts.
For more details on The Movember Foundation visit: