Adam Garone

Moustache activist
A co-founder of Movember, Adam Garone aims to change the face of men's health.

Why you should listen

With a background in web and mobile marketing, Australian native Adam Garone's career took a left turn in 2003 when his brother challenged him to grow out a moustache. The two wondered if they could bring the moustache back in vogue and, in the process, raise awareness for men's health along with money for prostate cancer research. Thus began the Movember movement. Garone serves as CEO.

The Movember challenge is simple: men begin November 1st clean shaven and, for the next 30 days, grow out their moustaches while seeking out sponsorship for their efforts. The proceeds go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation as well as Livestrong. In 2011, Movember raised $126 million in 14 countries. 

What others say

"Movember—the growing tradition for men to sport a mustache during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer—will soon be on the tip of everyone’s tongue—or lip rather. " — Los Angeles Magazine

Adam Garone’s TED talks

Adam Garone on the TED Blog

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A look at the TED staff … and their moustaches

November 16, 2012

The TED staff was inspired by Adam Garone of the Movember movement to spend this month raising money for men’s health. And so, if you walk into our office at the moment, you will see many a moustache. Twenty of our staff members are growing moustaches, while five Mo Sisters have signed up to support […]

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TED staffers growing moustaches for Movember

November 1, 2012

Most charities begin with a cause. That is not, however, the case for Movember, the global non-profit that asks men to grow moustaches for the month of November and, in the process, raise awareness for men’s health. As Movember co-founder Adam Garone explained at TEDxToronto, his charity began with a random idea in a bar […]

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