What is Movember & What are the rules?

What is Movember & What are the rules?

Simply, every November, the Movember charity assemble men and women to help tackle men’s health on a global scale. 

The charity raises awareness and funds for some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. 

Timeline of the Movember Foundation

It all began in Australia, when 30 guys decided to revive an old-fashioned trend – the moustache. When they realised how much fun it was, they began raising money for prostate cancer. This began 14 years ago in 2003.

By 2004, the charity had raised £21,184 with 480 Mo Bro’s and Mo Sista’s helping the cause. 

The UK got involved along with USA and Spain in  2007 and the amount of Mo Bro’s and Mo Sista’s involved jumped just over the 200,000 mark.

2010 saw a fantastic growth in funds with 1,077,060 Mo Bro’s and Mo Sista’s helping to raise £96,102,741 for the charity.

The Movember Foundation is awarded the Social Force of the Year award from GQ Australia magazine in 2013.

Now in 2017, the Movember Foundation receives a ranking of 49 out of the top 500 non-governmental-organisations around the world. 

14 years later, the Movember movement funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects. Have 5,348,726 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003 (and counting) from 20 different countries.  Their progression is outstanding but they are not done yet. 


By 2030 they aim to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%


Why should I do it?

In the UK, every 45 minutes 1 man dies from prostate cancer

Testicular cancer strikes early. It’s the most common cancer in men under 40.

Every minute a man dies from suicide.

How can I get involved?


Head over to the site and join our LSBSU Movember team. Fill out your profile information and upload your starting photo. Also, join our LSBSU RAG group on facebook to see what events you can be a part of. 

This is our current LSBSU Movember team. You could be up here too.


2. Come to our upcoming events and plan your own!

Over the course of November, we will be hosting three key events. The Pub Quiz and the Movember Mo Party will be taking place in the Venue Bar and the Movember Coffee Morning will be in the Grad’s Cafe. We will also be hosting bucket raids and stalls handing out information. Come and get involved and email kat@lsbsu.org for more information. 



3. Grow or wear a fake moustache and/or beard

Mo Bro’s it’s time to shave off all your facial hair and start a new for Movember. Mo Sista’s stick on your fake moustaches and start taking selfies. Don’t forget to post your progress photos on LSBSU RAG Facebook for the chance of winning competitions at the Movember Mo Party. 

4. Other ways to show your support

You can always donate to the cause and help LSBSU Movember team reach their target of £1,000. No matter if it is 1p for every day in November or £50. All donations are welcome and needed. If you would like to donate click on this link here. 

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