1 November, 2023 (All day) to 30 November, 2023 (All day)

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

It’s a chance to talk to others about how they’re getting on, any health worries they’re having, and encourage them to find help if they need it.

It is a portmanteau of the diminutive word for moustache, "mo", and "November" The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at  The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health."

By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis, and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.


Using the moustache as the driving symbol of the movement.

Get ready to grow

In the spirit of the challenge, there are a few rules to follow:

  • Begin with a clean-shaven face, ready to start growing on 1 November
  • Grow and groom your moustache all through November
  • Beards, goatees, and fake moustaches don’t count
  • Use your moustache as a conversation starter to talk about men’s health, and why you’re taking part
  • Have fun, and encourage others taking part

See if you can take photos, and track the progress for that epic moustache. Click here to learn more.


For more information on Men's Health, please click HERE.