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Movember raises cash for prostate cancer research

Movember raises money for prostate cancer research on the Quicken Loans BlogHere’s another cool site suggested by my friends over at MS&L Digital. You can join an international movement to end prostate cancer and all you have to do is grow a mustache.

It’s really that simple.

It’s Movember and it’s coming soon. Soon as in November. Notice the similarity between "November" and "Movember". It ain’t a coincidence.

From Movember’s site:

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a charity event held during November each year.

At
the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The
Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, then have the remainder of the
month to grow and groom their Mo (Australian slang for moustache),
raising money and awareness along the way for men’s health and the
fight against prostate cancer.

Movember culminates at the end of
the month at the Gala Part├ęs. These glamorous and groomed events will
see Tom Selleck, Hulk Hogan and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for
their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title.

Movember started down in Australia a few years back and has since grown to a large and international movement. Here’s some more info from their site:

Since its inception as a formal charity in 2004, Movember has raised
over $29 million (USD) globally and is continuously working to increase
awareness of prostate cancer within the community and change the
attitude men have about their health.

Movember’s beneficiary partner in the United States is the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the
world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer.
Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $350 million and provided
funding for more than 1,400 research projects at nearly 150
institutions worldwide. All funds raised by Movember in the US stay in
the US and go directly to the PCF.

Seems like a cool organization with a great cause. Hopefully we’ll help spread the word and get folks interested in supporting Movember. Prostate cancer kills a lot of American men each year. Anything that will stop that is a good idea to me.

I have to admit, I doubt I’ll grow a mustache (I can’t do it), but I will support Charlie Kondek’s efforts to raise money during Movember. If you feel so inclined, please support Movember too!

Please check out their site at http://us.movember.com for more info about Movember.

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  1. Movember is an Australian business that takes a significant slice of any money raised and seeks to influence the activities of the charities it is alledgedly assisting. Don’t know about you but I would rather keep Kiwi charity money in New Zealand and leave the charities to go about their business unimpeded by an Aussie business trying to leverage greater returns. I would urge anyone wanting to donate to send their money directly to the charity and cut out the middle men seeking to profit from the misery of others.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10515397

    Posted by: BLiP | October 29, 2008
  2. Re comment by BLiP: There are several incorrect claims that need to be addressed:
    1. Movember is an Australia based not for profit organisation with charitible status endorsed by the Tax Office. Its not a for profit business.
    2. As the article referenced highlights, the Movember campaign raised the New Zealand prostate cancer charity $3 Million. Before Movember that Foundation had managed to raise around $25k per annum. The men of New Zealand who suffer from this terrible disease are forever grateful for the injection of funding and awareness Movember generated
    3. Like all charity events there is a cost to run the campaign. The New Zealand campaign was fully funded by Movember Australia and the costs were simply recovered, no profit was made. If the campaign was not the huge success it was the Australian based Movember Foundation would have lost the money it invested in trying to do something special for men’s health in New Zealand.
    The comment also failed to consider the number one objective of the Movember campaign which is to raise the awareness of prostate cancer in the community. What price do you put on saving just one life?
    Viva le MO

    Posted by: Adam | October 30, 2008
  3. I am supporting Movember this year in the US. Can’t wait to grow a MO! I’ve done extensive research (as anyone should before supporting a charity)and all the money raised goes directly to the prostate cancer foundation, it doesn’t even filter through Movember. My dad had prostate cancer, and I am glad I can do this for him! And it’s fun. :)
    Here’s their link about how the funds raise are spent: http://us.movember.com/outcomes/content/Movember-Foundation

    Posted by: Limes | October 30, 2008
  4. MYO are doing their bit for Movember! http://bit.ly/4Fh9b1

    Posted by: Sam Fitzgerald | October 27, 2009

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