"Movember (a portmanteau of the slang word mo for moustache and November)is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember
charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to change the face of men's health. By encouraging men and women (Mo Bros and Mo Sistas) to get involved , Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a more healthy lifestyle. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. It has spread from Australia to South Africa, Europe and North America. As of 2011 Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation.
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