Movember (a portmanteau from moustache and "November") is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer
and other male cancers, and associated charities. The Movember
Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health."
By encouraging men (which the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get
involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis
and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of
preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation
encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a
So - not just prostrate cancer then...
When we launched Race for Life in 1994 it was unique due to the fact
that it was a women only event and this aspect has really shaped how the
series has grown from strength to strength each year. The atmosphere on
the day of Race for Life events has a strong sense of sisterhood,
uniting all women with a common goal, to raise funds to beat cancer.
regularly review our events to make them the best they can be and three
years ago we seriously looked at whether we should let men enter Race
for Life. However, our research showed that Race for Life’s success is
due to its appeal to women as a women-only event and to allow men to
enter could bring in less income for the charity’s life saving work.
cannot risk this vital source of income to cancer research. We hope you
understand that this decision has been made in the best interests of
There are, however, many ways that men can get involved
with Race for Life. Male volunteers are invaluable at our events - we
really couldn't go on without them - so any men that would like to
support Race for Life by becoming a volunteer would be making a real
contribution to the cause
So, men can get involved too