Welcome to ! The students and faculty of the University of North Carolina and the medical professionals of UNC Health Care have partnered to create the UNC Movember Network. We are a dynamic team of students, educators, researchers, scientists, professionals, parents, kids, brothers, sisters (and everything else!) united in one common goal: to change the face of men’s health.
What is UNC Movember?
For the last four years, the UNC and UNC Health Care have participated in Movember - a global fundraising campaign committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for men’s health programs that focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
The challenge is simple. Guys take action by signing up, shaving down their face on Movember 1, and growing a moustache for the month. They grow and groom their new Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts.
But Movember’s not just for men. Women who support men’s health, known as Mo Sistas, are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas register, start a team and fundraise – they do everything Mo Bros do, they just don’t grow a Mo. Mo Sistas are champions of Movember, rallying the men in their lives to join the movement, grow moustaches and have important conversations about men’s health.
In 2012, we started our campaign with just a handful of UNC faculty and staff and we raised almost $3,000. In 2013, we became a band of 50 growers and we raised almost $12,000. But last year, UNC Movember exploded. By engaging the entire UNC/UNC Health Care family, we became a statewide network of Mo-growers. We grew over 250 moustaches in classrooms, exam rooms, board rooms, operating rooms and dorm rooms. We grew moustaches on bikes, in ambulances, behind lecterns and even on patients’ faces. And by the end of the month, we raised $42,000! UNC is now a Mo-centric environment and we intend to keep on growing. We have set our 2016 goal at $50,000. We hope that you'll consider donating, or growing, or both!
2015 UNC Movember Video
2014 UNC Movember Video
2013 UNC Movember Video
2012 UNC Movember Video