There is a good reason why MAKNA is doing this campaign. We want men to be more proactive and to know about their health and early signs of prostate and testicular cancer. November has become a dedicated month for male cancer awareness. We want men to grow mustaches and beard around the month of November.
The mustache becomes the symbol to grab the attention and get people talking to raise awareness and funds on male health issues especially prostate and testicular cancer.
Anyone can join the Movember campaign. You don’t need to actually grow a moustache. You can put on a fake one, or draw one on that includes ladies too. All you need to be a Movember participant is to be willing to show off a moustache, in some form or other.
We have a few Mo Challenges for you to raise funds:
1. Grow a Moustache
It is as simply as growing and grooming a moustache for the rest of the month. Start clean-shaven, then let your Mo take the grow during the month of November.
2. Moustache Day
For the ones that don’t/can't grow a moustache, you can still help the cause and make a difference. Put on a moustache replacement. Add on any other things you want. Extra points for crazy colours, crazy moustaches, and all kinds of creativity! To get more donations, challenge yourself, by using it in the office, shopping mall, wherever people will see your fabulous Mo.
3. Dare Me Blue
Dare yourself to colour your hair BLUE to raise even more funds. A radical challenge, that your friends and family will give you money to see happen. Raise RM5,000 (or any set amount) and the effort can be a combination of No. 1 & No. 2.
These are our Mo Challenges, but you can do much Mo. If you have Mo ideas, do them! The Mo creative you are, Mo FUN it is & Mo FUNds you raise!
Remember! Take a photo and post it on social media with #mymaknamovember and #changemakers. The best and most creative photos will be shared by @ngohub.asia on instagram.
1. Set up a Fundraiser Page
Set up your own personal fundraising page that you can share with your social circle to collect online donations. It's really easy, just click on the blue button 'Fundraise' at the right and fill in your details.
2. Set goal
RM500 can make a huge impact on men's lives but, don’t stop there, you can aim for a higher amount! And if you go past your target—we’ll be even more impressed.
Take some time to send out weekly update emails that document your moustache growth or other fundraising efforts to your network. Use your social media channel, or the updates feature on our page to do this.
Cancer isn’t something anyone should have to deal with. Especially testicular and prostate cancer. By joining the Movember campaign you can help make a difference! The funds raised will ensure an uninterrupted supply of financial assistance for cancer patients. This assistance will provide surgical equipment, liquid food, prostheses, prescribed drugs, and scholarships for patients.
MAKNA (Majlis Kanser Nasional) or National Cancer Council of Malaysia is a not-for-profit social enterprise founded by Dato’ Mohd Farid Ariffin. Inspired by his own son’s fight and struggles with cancer, MAKNA was established in 1994 and officially launched in 1995.
In providing multi-faceted services, MAKNA prides itself as a home grown organisation that continues to play an important part helping cancer patients, regardless of background, race, creed, colour and station. MAKNA is consistently working on improving ways to mobilise its resources effectively for fighting cancer.
OUR MISSION : To mobilise resources in order to provide curative, preventive, research and support services to cancer patients and their families, high-risk groups and the general public, in Malaysia and the world.
OUR OBJECTIVE : To pool and utilise all efforts, expertise and finance of all sectors of the society to fight cancer and reduce related pain, morbidity and the suffering that cancer patients undergo.
SERVICES : Awareness and Education (Malaysia, Vietnam) | Bursary Assistance | Cancer Helpline | Cancer Support Group and Counselling (Malaysia, Vietnam) | Treatment (UKMMC - MAKNA Cancer Centre) | Half Way Home (Johor, Penang, Kelantan) | Home Visits | Hospital Visits (Malaysia, Vietnam) | Prevention (Mobile Mammogram Unit, Malaysia; Breast & Cervical Screening, Vietnam) | Research | Volunteers (Kuala Lumpur, Sibu, Hanoi)