Welcome to www.UNCMOVEMBER.com! 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?
Movember is a global fundraising campaign committed to changing the face of men’s health.
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow mustaches 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 mustache for the month. They grow and groom their new Mo (slang for mustache), 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 mustaches and have important conversations about men’s health.
By engaging the entire UNC/UNC Health Care family, we became a statewide network of Mo-growers. We’ve grown over 250 mustaches in classrooms, exam rooms, boardrooms, operating rooms, and dorm rooms. We grew mustaches on bikes, in ambulances, behind lecterns and even on patients’ faces.
UNC is now a Mo-centric environment and we intend to keep on growing. We hope that you’ll consider donating, or growing, or both!