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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 7:59 PM


About Movember


During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors.  Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.

No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.

In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $126.3 million USD.

Big steps have been taken towards changing attitudes and habits relating to men’s health around the world, but there is still much to be done to catch up with the women’s health movement. Via the moustache, Movember aims to fulfill its vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health by continuing to spark conversation and spread awareness of men’s health issues each year.


Get Involved


:bulletred: Want to participate? Great! One of our teams would love to have you join us :) Register at Movember.com and Join


You will get reminders from our team captains to upload progression pictures of your moustaches to our Movember Gallery

:bulletred: Can't grow your own stache? Fear not! Download an emergency stache here! Print it out and decorate it as you see fit and then upload pictures of you with your new funky stache to our Movember Gallery.  Print out and customize a bunch and put them on EVERYTHING! Let's spread the word by stache-ing the world! Stache your cat, your car.. the opportunities are endless :) Don't have a printer? No problem! Cut one out of paper, create a stache with things in your house, get creative and upload your creations!

:bulletred: Change your deviantART ID using our Movember Stache Templates! Each one has a set of instructions but before you fret you don't have photoshop, these work in deviantART muro!  Simply click on the template you love the most and the instructions for use are in the description :) Upload to the deviantART ID gallery and set your deviantART ID to your new Stache'd self!

:bulletred: Use our Movember Journal skin created by marioluevanos and help us spread the word! Feature awesome moustache artwork or important information about the Movember movement.  Or simply use the journalskin for your personal journal through the month of November to show your support :heart:

:bulletred: Feeling crafty? Create your own glorious moustache and submit it to our Craft a Moustache Contest - deadline for entries is November 30, 2012 at 11:59:59 Pacific time!


Donation Information


The funds that Movember raise are invested in programs that address the strategic priorities Movember has identified, related to both prostate and testicular cancer.

Globally, fighting prostate cancer continues to be Movember’s highest priority. There are still many issues to be addressed, particularly when it comes to diagnosis - a key focus for many Movember funded research programs. Today, there still isn't a test that accurately tells a man which type of prostate cancer he has, resulting in many men being over-diagnosed and having to undergo unnecessary and harmful treatment. Equally important to Movember are Survivorship programs. Diagnosis is just the first step in a man's prostate cancer journey; Survivorship is the next and these programs can have a dramatic impact on the quality of life of men and their families and carers; they can mean the difference between men living a meaningful, quality life and just living.


In Australia, New Zealand and Canada, male mental health is our other priority area. As a community we are only now beginning to fully understand the devastating impact and cost of mental illness. The loss of life, particularly young men’s lives, as a result of depression is disturbing. For men living with depression, being able to fully participate in work and family activities is often a great challenge.

The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by the Movember Foundation and our men’s health partners in each country. Together, the channels work to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals, in the areas of Awareness & Education, Survivorship and Research.

With funds raised by the Movember community, we're working hard to have a real impact. 

If you are wanting to donate, please check out the following links:

:bulletred: DeviantART Sta.sh US Team

:bulletred: DeviantART Sta.sh Canadian Team




Already Participating?

If you're already participating and don't want or aren't able to join one of our teams, that's totally ok! We still love you and support all of your efforts.  Please leave your page information and link in the comments below so we can help promote your page as well :) Thank you for being awesome and sporting the stache. Please also upload your progression pictures to our Movember Gallery.

:iconstacheplz: WarbeastWMD has started the Movember group and a United Kingdom team! Want to get involved with his UK team? Please join or donate to the DeviantART Mo Bros here

:iconstacheplz: SublimeBudd and his team Crumb Catchers are mo-ing it up!



A Personal Message

I annually raise money and awareness for Women's health and I'm proud of those efforts but after reading the statistics and understanding the Movember movement, I am all in.  This movement needs voices and action and I love the idea behind the moustache because it adds a sense of humor to the otherwise embarrassing topic of Prostates and Mental Health.  However, I find some hesitation to participate because spouses or girlfriends are unsupportive of the 'grow a moustache' movement and I have heard everything from threats to outright refusal for their significants to participate.

The next part of what I'm about to say is to those women. I will pause for a minute while you gather them so they can read this.

I have spent two decades of my life and have personally raised over $80,000 to raise awareness and support research to save all of your womanly parts.  Your boyfriend, spouse, casual fling, is making a pledge to ensure that we help raise awareness and support research to protect their manly parts and those of your brothers, your fathers, your sons and your nephews.  If you can't get over the 'stache' for a month and rally to support your man, you should be ashamed of yourself. Growing facial hair for a month should not end a relationship, dying from Cancer on the other hand, most certainly does.

For the rest of the women out there, there are a whole lot of sensitive, caring and supportive men who are participating in this event and need your love, care and attention.  If you see someone with a weird moustache during November, I encourage you to smile at them and cheer them on.  

Let's be clear on the facts:

In Canada
:bulletred: 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer -  the most common cancer among Canadian men
:bulletred: 26,500 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012
:bulletred: On average, 73 Canadian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
:bulletred: On average, 11 Canadian men die from the disease every day.

In the United States
:bulletred: About 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
:bulletred: About 28,170 men will die of prostate cancer
:bulletred: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

These numbers are unacceptable.  Did you know that each Movember moustache grown in 2011 sparked a total of 2,413 conversations around men’s health? Those are conversations that absolutely need to happen! So let's support our men and stand behind their silly stache's! Just like they stand behind us when we support things they don't fully understand.









We're supporting Movember and imploring you to do the same
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
I featured this journal on my journal: [link] :huggle:
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:icongwenvar:
Gwenvar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   General Artist
Does masturbation reduce the chance of prostate cancer?
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:icontaintedtruffle:
TaintedTruffle Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes
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:icongwenvar:
Gwenvar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   General Artist
Then I'll probably never get prostate cancer.
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:icontaintedtruffle:
TaintedTruffle Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol
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:icongwenvar:
Gwenvar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   General Artist
:D
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:icongwenvar:
Gwenvar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Cool! XD
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:iconsonicsyndrome:
SonicSyndrome Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Photographer
:rofl:!!!!!!
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Will we be able to remove the staches afterward?
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
November 30th is a shave off!
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:iconmegaanimefreak7:
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So it will be removed automatically?
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:iconkcdesiqns:
KCdesiqns Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Artist
cool stashes
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:iconlemonpetals:
LemonPetals Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoo hoo :D This is great! Men need more self-education too!
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:icondkaycrafts:
DKayCrafts Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm entering the contest... I think you guys'll like what I'm making. :eyes:
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:iconpurpelblur:
PurpelBlur Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I am 'staching like mad!

And also collecting 'staches :pointr: [link] :D
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:iconlekawaiipocky:
LeKawaiiPocky Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
AMG<3
thanks for sharing this with us (: <3
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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:iconmombeam:
mombeam Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
thanks for doing this sweetheart :heart: already gone over to Rob's side to donate - love you x/o
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you mom! i bought you a Christmas tree in a can today!! hahaha Love you tons xoxoo
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gallery of Mo is awesome too, all the donations go to Movember cause... and you also get a portait :la:
I just finish donating, it feels great :iconexcitedplz:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!
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:iconarichy:
Arichy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
still don't know which team i should choose, really! because living in Russia :D
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You could join on your own if you don't feel one of the teams works for you :) Just sign up at movember.com and choose your country :)

Or join my Team USA team :P
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:iconarichy:
Arichy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I think i'll join your usa team :D
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
YAY!!!
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:iconarichy:
Arichy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
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:iconmisslunarose:
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for writing this informative article! :D I'll be sure to spread the word.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconhe4rty:
he4rty Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Already taking part, but I live in the UK and didn't notice them mentioned.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What's the link to your movember page, I'd like to include it!
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:iconhe4rty:
he4rty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You, Here is the <[link]>
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
added :)
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:iconmistoflight:
mistoflight Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Joined the DeviantART Sta.sh U.S. Team~ :iconisaydanceplz:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome!
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:iconmistoflight:
mistoflight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconcoloringtherain:
ColoringTheRain Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm I always thought it was No Shave November... well either way it's the same. :iconstacheplz:
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:icon0illecebra0:
0illecebra0 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am now sporting a moustache. :iconlikeasirplz:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
huzzah!
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:iconsupersonic3225:
supersonic3225 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is some joke to me.
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:iconcarmalain7:
Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Take your baby-smooth faced trolling elsewhere, sir, before we get in an old-timey bare knuckled boxing match to the death - which you will inevitably lose due to lack of proper safety cushion on your top-lip!
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:iconsupersonic3225:
supersonic3225 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't have a smooth face and what does that suppose to mean you troll. And I wasn't trolling either.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's unfortunate because the topic of Men's health is no laughing matter.
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:iconsupersonic3225:
supersonic3225 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Then why isn't there a better name for it than movember. It's all about shaving your hair and that's all. Besides I think movember is not a real thing at all.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Clearly you haven't read any of this article or anything about the movement. You are free to remain ignorant of the issues and not take part but I'll thank you to not spend your time trying to demotivate others who are trying to make a difference.
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:iconbluewingedcoyote:
BlueWingedCoyote Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
does any body-hair count? I haven't shaved my pits in months... ;)
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:iconda-andi:
da-andi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
The link to your movember Gallery, found beyond "Already Participating?" doesnt work. :)
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fixed thank you :)
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H-E-L-L-O-W-O-R-L-D Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Too bad I don't grow in facial hair too well lol.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
download the emergency stache!
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:iconh-e-l-l-o-w-o-r-l-d:
H-E-L-L-O-W-O-R-L-D Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
mascara workds too! just a tip.
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