A Movember participant dressed as Hulk Hogan at a 2010 costume party. At the end of each November, the Movember Foundation hosts galas across the country to celebrate participants' fundraising efforts.
Adam Garone, CEO of the Movember Foundation.
Movember began in 2003 with 30 supporters. In eight years, the number of people involved has swelled to more than 800,000.
According to statistics, 50 percent of men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, compared to 33 percent of women, but men are much less likely to go to the doctor.
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Going to the doctor for an annual check-up greatly increases the chance of early detection.
Men can also reduce their risks of developing prostate cancer by eating healthy, exercising regularly and knowing their family history.
A Movember participant dresses up as a mustached Gene Simmons, the lead singer of KISS. Staying at a healthy weight is important for reducing risks of high blood pressure and diabetes.
A Movember participant dresses up as Luigi. Managing stress - through laughter, for instance - is essential for good health and well being.
A participant dyes his Movember 'stache pink. While less common than in women, about 2,140 men are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year. Don't ignore the symptoms.
A Movember participant dresses as a basketball player. It's OK to go out and drink with friends, but remember - everything in moderation. Limit yourself to no more than two drinks per day.
A Movember costume judge is worthy of a few prizes himself for his mustache. The people behind Movember hope to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths.
After a month raising money and awareness for men's health, Movember participants celebrate their efforts at costumed galas worldwide—with their mustaches as the centerpiece