FAQ

While growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (a woman who loves a Mo and wants to support men's health) do a lot of important work for Movember. Mo Sistas can get involved by:
  • Signing Up online, recruiting a team and raising money
  • Organising events i.e. Mo Parties
  • Making a donation to a Mo Bro
  • Supporting and showing love for the Mo
  • Purchasing Movember merchandise
Mo recognition - a smile or nod of recognition for a Mo Bro’s moustache growing and fundraising efforts is always appreciated!
 

Sign up at Movember.com and choose whether to Grow, Move, Host an event or do all three.

While growing a moustache is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who love the Mo and want to support the efforts of the Mo Bros in their lives) do a lot of important work for Movember.

Mo Sistas can:

  • Sign up at Movember.com, recruit a team and raise money
  • Commit to Move and complete 30 days of physical activity
  • Organize events such as Mo Parties
  • Get friends and family to donate to change the face of men’s health
  • Make a donation to a Mo Bro or fellow Mo Sista
  • Purchase Movember merchandise and promo materials
  • Encourage men to be proactive about their health
  • Support and show love for the moustache

You can choose to host your own Movember event at your workplace, local pub or university. Promo materials are available for purchase through the Mo Gear section on our website to ensure your party is a success.

For more information about how to get involved click here.


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Can I connect a fitness tracker if I'm taking the Move Challenge?

If you've got a fitness device or app, you can connect it to your Movember account to automatically add your activities to your fundraising page and show your Move Challenge progress.
The fitness trackers and apps that can be connected are:
  • Garmin
  • Apple Health
  • Jawbone
  • MapMyFitness
  • MyFitnessPal
  • Misfit
  • RunKeeper
  • Strava

How do I connect my fitness device or app?

Go to the Move Updates tab in your Mo Space, or the Edit My Details section of your Mo Space, and you'll see the link to connect your device or app.

Click this link and you'll see the list of devices and apps that can be connected. Choose your fitness tracker from the list and follow the steps to connect it.

What happens once I've connected my device or app?

Your fitness activities* will be sent from your device to your Movember account. You can choose to either automatically post them to your public fundraising page, or individually choose which activities you want to make public from your Mo Space. Activities that are public will count toward your Move target. You can change these settings any time in the Edit My Details section.

Note: If you choose to post your activities automatically, there’ll be a delay of up to 30 minutes between your exercise and the public post.

(*See 'What activities are supported?’ below for some more info on which activities we can retrieve from your fitness tracker.)

What activities are supported?

Only the following Exercise Types can be posted to your Movember fundraising page using a fitness tracker:
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Workout
  • Yoga
We try to support variations of these activities where possible (e.g. "hiking", "mountain-biking", and "weight training" will appear as "I walked", "I cycled" and "I worked out" respectively), however some other activities you track with your device or app may not appear.

Why don't my total step count or my total distance walked appear?

Unfortunately we don't get this type of 'daily summary' information from the fitness devices and apps you can connect. We only get details of the individual activities you choose to track, such as runs, walks, cycle rides or swims you complete.

If you do want to enter your total step count and total distance walked, you can enter this information manually in the fields on the Move Update tab. Select 'I walked' from the Exercise Type list, and you will see the Distance and Steps fields to enter how far you went each day.

How do I add maps to my activities?

If you have connected your RunKeeper app, you can choose to add a map to your fundraising page with each activity (as long as you track the activity with GPS).

When you first connect your device or app, you'll be asked if you want to automatically add a map to your RunKeeper activities. Enable this (you must also enable automatic posting) and the next supported activity you track using GPS will be automatically posted to your fundraising page with a map of your activity.

You can also change this setting any time from the Edit My Details section.

How do I disconnect my fitness device or app?

Go to the Edit My Details section of your Mo Space to edit your fitness tracker settings.

How do I enter my daily step count and total distance?

You can enter this information manually on your Move Update tab by selecting ‘I walked’ from the Exercise Type list.

The Movember Foundation is the global charity that advocates for men, raising funds and awareness for men’s health. We want to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives through investing in three key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

Since 2003, we’ve empowered millions of men and women to join the global men’s health movement. Through the moustaches grown, the connections created, and the conversations generated, we’ve raised over $710 million and helped fund 1,200 breakthrough men’s health programs in 21 countries.

But there is still much work to be done. When it comes to their health, too many men don’t talk, don’t take action, and die too young.

Every Movember, we challenge men to Grow and women to support a moustache or make a commitment to get active and Move for 30 days. Men and women sign up at Movember.com and choose to Grow, Move or Host.

Men start Movember 1st clean-shaven and Grow only a moustache for the month. Men and women can commit to Move every day during Movember, or Host a Movember event. After signing up, get friends, family, or colleagues to donate to your efforts and change the face of men’s health.

The Movember Foundation is a national, not-for-profit, charitable organisation, which runs the men’s health initiative, Movember, each year.

All the funds raised in Ireland by the Movember campaign go to the Irish Cancer Society and their programme Action Prostate Cancer.

For more information on the projects funded by Movember please click here.
You can donate in the following ways:

-    Online – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Laser
-    Over the phone (01 6854395)
-    Give cash to a Mo Bro/Sista
-    Send us a cheque/money order

The Irish Cancer Society - Movember
43-45 Northumberland Road
Dublin 4

-    Electronic Funds Transfer into our bank account

Banking Institution: AIB Bank
Account Name: Irish Cancer Society Movember Donations
Sort Code: 93 10 98
Account: 32560921

(If you complete an Electronic Funds Transfer please forward us confirmation or complete this Donation Form)

Please have the details of your Mo Bro/Sista to hand when donating to ensure the donation is registered to their fundraising total.