Movember – from Wikipedia
Movember (a portmanteau of the slang word “mo” for moustache and “November”) is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
Google Australia team inspired by the success of Movember on the web, put together a video ad for Chrome. Here is the video and blogpost from the Google Australia team.
For ten years, Movember has been changing the face of men’s health. Movember has grown from humble beginnings with a couple of blokes having a beer and deciding that it was important to raise universal awareness for men’s health. The movement took off across the globe as photos and support were shared over the web. Last year over one million men got behind the cause as walking, talking (hairy) billboards and raised over $124 million in funds to fight prostate cancer and male mental health issues.
“We honestly didn’t expect such global participation so quickly, but once we got online, it was just so easy to reach passionate supporters and everything took off like wildfire” explains Adam Garone, one of the Movember co-founders.
At Google, we have been inspired that a group of motivated Aussie guys could spark global change — and have such fun doing it along the way. So we’ve chosen to celebrate this story in our new Chrome video.
Now, the video.