TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Movember, the global charity that raises funds and awareness for men's health, is proud to share that 247,066 Canadians participated in its sixth annual campaign. This year, to date, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the nation have raised $36.8 million for men's health initiatives, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health. This makes Canada the leading fundraising nation for the second consecutive year. With funds continuing to come in it's not too late to donate, to do so visit Movember.com.
"It is overwhelming to have such incredible support from Mo Bros and Mo Sistas all across the country," said Pete Bombaci, National Director, Movember Canada. "The conversations that have been had and the awareness that has been raised is truly making a difference. We are proud to have the opportunity to put the funds to work and a make an impact on men's health."
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Funds from the 2012 campaign will benefit prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives through Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC), Movember's Global Action Plan (GAP) and the Canadian Male Health Network (CMHN). Movember will work closely with Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Male Health Network to identify the best programs and research opportunities that align with our long-term strategic goals - to make an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.
STILL TO COME
For Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, there are some great prizes still to be won, so keep up the good work. The close for prizing is December 8th, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Movember's 2012 Canadian major partners include Schick and Harley-Davidson®.
For more information on Movember, please visit www.movember.com.
Movember aims to forever change the face of men's health through the power of the moustache by raising awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health. Since its inception in 2003, over 2 million participants have raised almost $300 M for its causes, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. For more information please visit movember.com or @MovemberCA. Movember is a registered charity in Canada - BN 848215604 RR0001.
About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. For more information visit prostatecancer.ca or check our Twitter account at @ProstateCancerC or Facebook at Prostate Cancer Canada.
About Canadian Male Health Network
Canadian Male Health Network (CMHN) is a Movember Foundation initiative that was created to address critical male health issues today and in the future. The CMHN brings together some of the top scientific and medical professionals from across the country to collaborate on identifying and addressing male health issues. The first initiative of this network is male mental health. For more information please visit -- www.movember.com.
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Source: Movember Canada