MOVEMBER: What it is and how to get involved
WHAT IS MOVEMBER?
It started in 2003 with a group of 30 lads in Melbourne who decided to grow moustaches for a bit of a giggle.
The next year 450 men took part and they raised around R452 567.50 for prostate cancer research.
The trend quickly grew into a global phenomenon and is now a major annual event.
Now around five million people – dubbed Mo Bros and Mo Sistas – take part in at least 21 countries.
The Movember Foundation charity raises awareness and vital funds for the biggest issues in men’s health: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
Every year 10,000 men die of prostate cancer – one an hour – and suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under 50.
The charity says men are facing a health crisis that isn’t talked about, and by 2030 aims to cut the number of men dying prematurely by a quarter.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED WITH MOVEMBER?
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR MOVEMBER?
For further information, kindly visit https://za.movember.com/