What is Movember?
We at Gino’s Gelato love the Movember Challenge when it comes around every year. We always love seeing everyone, men & women, showing off their Movember Moustaches.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of various cancers. The goal of Movember is to change the face of men’s health.
The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale year round. They address some of the biggest health issues faced by men such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
For the 13 years they’ve been running, they have funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.
By 2030 their goal is to reduce the men dying prematurely by 25%.
How To Get Involved
Events you can take part in for the cause during November :
- Grow your Mo Challenge
- Take the Move Challenge
- Host an event
What is the move challenge?
It’s whatever you make it. Run a race, learn to rock climb, work out in costume, so on. Try something new, beat your personal best, and raise funds for men’s health. We have decided to do our own version of the Move Challenge and rename one of our most popular Gelatos. For all of this month our Pistachio has been renamed to Moustachio. Make sure you try it and see if it helps your Mo Grow.
The different cancers:
Prostate Cancer: Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, and rates are on the rise. By 2030 it’s said there’ll be 1.7million men living with prostate cancer. It’s already killing hundreds of thousands of men each year and those who survive face side effects. Prostate cancer kills 35 men every hour.
Testicular Cancer: in most cases, the outcome for men with testicular cancer is positive, but a 95% chance of survival is cold comfort to the 1 in 20 who die. When testicular cancer strikes, it strikes young. Most of those men are between 15 and 40 years old. It’s the most common cancer in men under 40.
Even planes are getting their Movember spirit on. Why not show us your best Movember Moustache by sending us a photo through Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. Just use the hashtag #GinosMoustaceChallenge