The idea for ‘Movember’ came from humble beginnings in the city of Adelaide, Australia in 1999. Inspired by the great strides that had been made to educate and inform through the Women’s Health Movement, a group of Australian chaps set out to change the fact that no such global mobilization had been made for men’s health. They decided to grow mustaches to raise money for charities supporting men’s health problems and it caught on, ultimately growing into a month-long awareness program that inspired a host of organizations to get on board, let the staches flow and educate their own communities.

Today the Movember movement has gone global and both men and women around the world are helping raise funds for research, charities, and foundations. The official website for Movember offers a world of information about the cause and what you can do to stay on top of the Men’s Health initiative, as well as getting on the Mo fundraising wagon and growing your own for a good cause. Check it out HERE and get Mo-ing!

Some important Stats on Men’s Health:

- 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer sometime during their life compared to 1 in 3 women.
- The most common cancer in American males 15 to 34 years old is testicular cancer.
- Men can get breast cancer.
- Every 15.6 minutes a man dies from prostate cancer.
- Men are 35% more likely to acquire prostate cancer than women are to acquire breast cancer.
- If treated early, prostate cancer is over 90% CURABLE.
- Four times as many men than women commit suicide each year.
- The average life expectancy for men is 77 years of age; for women, 82 years.

There’s more where that came from at www.movember.com