Three Ways to Support Movember in Canada

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Three Ways to Support Movember in Canada

Every November, Movember in Canada raises awareness and money for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. The cause spans the globe and calls on men to grow their facial hair to raise awareness, fundraise for the cause, and rally friends and loved ones to donate. 

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What is Movember? 

Movember originated in Australia in 2003 to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancers and suicide prevention and quickly spread around the world to collectively raise millions for the causes.

Movember calls on men, also known as ‘mo bros’ to grow a moustache throughout November to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues, including testicular cancer, prostate cancer and suicide prevention. The idea was born in a Melbourne pub in 2003 when mates Travis Garone and Luke Slattery decided to bring back the stash for a good cause.

Today, Movember is a registered charity and continues to be an annual event. The Canadian arm of the Movember Foundation was founded in 2011, and Canadians across the country annually sport their best moustaches for a good cause.

Movember fundraising ideas

Planning on growing out your moustache? This year, go one step further and start a fundraiser and challenge your friends to raise money for men’s health.

Move Mo

Looking to get out and move? No one is a better competitor than yourself. Set a physical challenge throughout the month of November, and get your friends and family to cheer you by sharing your progress on your GoFundMe. For the adrenaline junkies, check out the Everesting challenge and climb the equivalent of Everest on your bike this November to rally more dollars for Movember in Canada.

Grow Mos with Your Bros

Whether it’s your classmates, fro-ternity brothers, or close friends – challenge your friends to see who can grow the best moustache and as a team, raise money for the cause. With built-in leaderboard functionality, you can turn fundraising into its own competition (all for a good cause!). Have a little fun and let your donors or your top fundraiser choose the style of the stash you have to rock that week. 

Shave the Date

Host an event, whether in person or virtual. Embrace the spirit and get your friends together for a beer and moustache-themed fundraiser. Invite your friends to pin the mustache on the Mario, match the moustache to the celebrity, and of course host the best mustache competition.

Since many charity events are going virtual this year, gather your friends (fully moustachioed of course) for a Zoom call, host a trivia night and let the virtual good times roll. And when November comes to an end make a final push for donations as you and your friends mow the mustache.

How others are doing Movember 

  • Ryan bravely shared his past struggles with mental health issues and hoped that his story may make someone else feel less alone. On his birthday he asked his loved ones to donate to his fundraiser for Movember Canada. Ryan raised an incredible $8,000 for the organization.
  • Jody, an Ontario barber, cuts men’s hair every day and has had men in her life affected by cancer. Even though she can’t grow a stache, she still wanted to support Movember. Creatively, she chopped her dreadlocks she has been growing for six years for donations. Her dreads for donations raised over $2,000 for the cause.
  • A team dubbed the Crumb Catchers launched a team fundraiser with six of their buddies to raise money and awareness for those impacted by prostate cancer. 

Ready to make a difference this Movember?

GoFundMe makes Movember fundraising quick and easy. Setting up a page takes five minutes, if that, and don’t forget to share your GoFundMe far and wide on social media, and remember – whatever you grow, will save a bro!

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Written by caitlin