Congratulations to all of the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who participated in Movember 2010! The month quickly flew by and it was great following along many Movember adventures through their Twitter account and website. Almost half a million people worldwide registered for Movember, bringing in approximately $56.9 million. While the total fundraising amounts from each region will not be confirmed until next year, the nearly 65,000 Movember registrants in the United States raised over $6.2 million to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG. The hair-growing movement not only garnered financial support from across the nation and the globe, but also increased awareness among men and their friends and families about the importance of men’s health.
For now, many Movember participants will be sporting clean shaven faces and planning next year’s facial landscape. The number of people joining Movember is sure to increase and we look forward to being a part of the initiative again. My husband certainly enjoyed the challenge and I encourage everyone to form a team in 2011. Please be sure to visit the Movember website to take a glance at pictures, stories, and videos of the past month. And remember, donations to Movember are accepted all year round, so feel free to share some holiday love at anytime!