Since 2003, the Movember movement has raised money for health projects across, mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer with men growing out their facial hair for the month of November. 

But there are also ways in which women can get involved. 

The official Movember website says: “While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sisters (women who love Mo’s and want to support men’s health) do a lot of important work for Movember.” 

To support the cause women can do things such as, moving 60km over the month for the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour, hosting a Mo-ment by gathering friends or by encouraging men to be proactive about their health.

The movement has over 1,200 men’s health projects and challenges the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services support and reach men. 

The Movember website says: “Movember should welcome everyone, regardless of gender identification, who wants to join us in the fight to improve men’s health.”