I’m Movember Co-Founder and Global CEO Adam Garone – We challenge men to grow moustaches to change the face of men’s health. AMA!
Movember is a global charity with official campaigns in 21 countries. Our vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. Through the power of the moustache, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges that men face.
What started as a challenge and social experiment to bring back the moustache in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, has gone onto become a global movement and the largest (non-government) funder of men’s health programs in the world.
During the 2012 campaign alone, the Movember community soared to 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, 3.8 Million donors that together raised $147 Million (USD). To date Movember has raised $450 Million and that doesn’t include Movember 2013.
Just as we have taken an innovative and disruptive approach to fundraising we are taking the same approach to our research investment. Research has beaten many diseases in recent history, and in time, we believe that research will beat prostate and testicular cancer. But we need to accelerate this reality and that’s why at Movember, we are changing the culture of science by breaking down barriers, by funding innovative research that builds powerful, collaborative, global teams. It is through this pioneering new model that we will achieve our goal of improved clinical tests and treatments for men with prostate and testicular cancer.