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WeWork x Movember: The Movement
In the month of November we encourage you and your company to sign up for your local team, commit to growing a moustache, or host an event and raise funds through the site by reaching out to your personal and professional networks.
Once on the page, scroll down and click the “Team” button underneath the “Participants” banner. The teams for all participating cities will be listed on this page.
During the month of November, WeWork and Movember Foundation are partnering to raise awareness around mental well-being and men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide prevention. We will be hosting both events with leaders telling their stories and a community-wide competition for the WeWork community to raise funds across North America.
The Movember Foundation is the leading charity dedicated to changing the face of men's health around the world. Their mental health work focuses on prevention, early intervention and health promotion – aiming to help men stay mentally fit before they hit a crisis.
The organization’s Making Connections initiative is designed to improve the conditions that affect the well-being of men, boys and their families. Delivered in partnership with the Prevention Institute, Making Connections is active in 14 communities across the U.S., finding ways to help men build social connections, improve economic and educational opportunities, and improve the physical environments in which men live, work, play, and age.
- In the US, 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health problem.
- In the US, 3 out of 4 suicides are men.
- Globally, one man dies by suicide every minute.
- Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, killing 45 men every hour.
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men under 40.
WeWork members and member companies will 'compete for good' to raise money and awareness for the cause. Through a customized WeWork Network leaderboard, members in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Durham can fundraise for their geographically respective teams.
In addition, WeWork will host panel discussions, barber shop pop-ups, cocktail socials, and Mo-ments across the US and Canada where male leaders - Mo Bros and Mo Sistas - will share their stories, strengthening community and lending their voices to destigmatize a common struggle. Events will include:
- Launch Event in NYC on November 1st will feature a fireside chat with Movember Co-Founder JC and Movember USA's Director of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Susan Todd
- Weekly talks on Movember and men’s health and pop-up barbershops in select offices (Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta).
How can you get involved
The WeWork Challenge
We have created Movember fundraising teams for each city on Movember.com. In the month of November we encourage you and your company to sign up for your local team, commit to growing a moustache, doing the Move challenge (running or walking 60 miles over the month), or host an event and raise funds through the site by reaching out to your personal and professional networks.
How to join a team
To find your Movember team, please go to the WeWork Challenge homepage. Once on the page, scroll down and click the “Team” button underneath the “Participants” banner. The teams for all participating cities will be listed on this page, so simply click on your city name, click the “Join This Team” button, and then follow the sign up funnel to create your own fundraising page.