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Movember is an annual charity event, during which people are encouraged to grow a moustache for the whole month of November, and be sponsored to do so.
The idea is that people who wouldn’t normally sport facial hair take the risk of doing so, with varying degrees of furry success. Although those who are blessed enough to grow lusciously thick clumps of hair on their top lip can still take part, of course.
The whole thing is overseen by the Movember Foundation, a charity set up in 2003 to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues.
Its particular areas of focus are prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention, and since its inception, the charity has raised more than £440m to help fund men’s health projects.
Although primarily aimed at men (those who take part are referred to as “Mo Bros” by the charity), there are now other ways to take part beyond growing a ‘tache, and Movember can be enjoyed by men and women alike.
Globally, three times more men than women die of suicide.
It’s unclear exactly why men are more likely to kill themselves than women but it’s thought that men are less likely to open up about mental health issues, perhaps due to the ongoing stigma attached to illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
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