The Mo-ment we’ve all been waiting for – moustaches are back! You’ve seen them all over the big screen this year and now is the time to grow a Mo to support Movember, the leading global men’s health charity, as they kick off their annual campaign to raise awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. The organization welcomes its celebrated symbol, the moustache, to men’s faces everywhere to bring awareness to the global men’s health crisis and initiate important conversations to remove the stigma around men’s health issues.
Movember is a global health movement of over 6 million men and women focused on positively changing men’s behaviors, challenging norms of what it means to be a man and improving the systems and settings that men interact with. Our community has helped fund more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, investing in research, survivorship and support services for men while transforming the way health services engage and support men.
“What started as a simple conversation sparked by a moustache has transformed into a global health movement that continues to break down the barriers surrounding men’s health and create long-term impact,” said Mark Hedstrom, Movember’s US Country Director. “As the mental health crisis among men is more prevalent than ever, we are proud to see so many come together – as individuals, communities and companies – to normalize the conversation about men’s health.”
Movember continues to challenge the status quo by inspiring men and women to have open and honest conversations about men’s health with the simplest and most classic of icebreakers – the moustache.
This year Movember has teamed up with John Oates, American musician and moustachioed half of the iconic pop-rock duo Hall & Oates, who will bring back his epic Mo with a renewed meaning. With a five-decade-plus career in the spotlight, Oates is opening up about his own personal mental health struggles with the hopes of encouraging other men to start having these conversations. Watch Oates shave down his famous follicles on TikTok and follow along as he grows his Mo all month long.
No Movember would be complete without a boost of support from global brand partners, including Philips Norelco, Pringles®, Duluth Trading Co., Lamborghini, and Mastercard. Movember’s corporate partners have joined forces this year to bring men’s health education to the forefront in new ways.
For more information on Movember, including how to get involved, visit sg.movember.com.