The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health problems. The Movember Foundation challenges men (Mo Bros) to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation, and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but they won't stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.
Movember’s not just for fanboys. Fangirls who support men’s health, known as Mo Sistas, are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas register, start a team, and fundraise – they do everything Mo Bros do, they just don’t grow a Mo. Mo Sistas are champions of Movember, rallying the men in their lives to join the movement, grow moustaches, and have important conversations about men’s health.
Since Movember has passed, the next part of the Movember journey is for the foundation to put the fundraising dollars to work. The team works closely with each of its men's health partners to ensure all funds go towards world-class programs in line with their long-term strategic goals.
For those interested in lending financial support (which is welcome throughout the year - not just in Movember) to The Movember Foundation, readers may visit the Donation page on their official website. Be sure to scan through the rest of the website, as well, in the event that you want to form your own Movember team next Movember!
In addition, please remember that Blastoff Comics will donate a portion of their proceeds to this worthwhile organization this month. If you have the opportunity, I would encourage you to stop by Blastoff, meet the incredibly personable store owners, and assist in helping both The Movember Foundation and local business owners by picking up a few comics. As the Blastoff website says, "Comics can make saving the world look easy." By shopping at Blastoff, it has never been easier to save the world (and others!), one comic book at a time.
If you have a volunteer opportunity or an important cause that could use the assistance of a few geeks, please email the details to barbra (at) fanboycomics.net.