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Movember donations hit nearly $70 million

FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES. A NOV. 22, 2010 PHOTOTony Dejak/AP Men have been growing mustaches for Movember since 2004.

Call it Movember rain: The donations keep pouring in.

Movember, the annual campaign that has dudes growing mustaches in support of men affected by cancer, has raised more than $ 69 million for research this year, and the money keeps coming.

More than 715,000 people around the world grew a ‘stache in honor of the campaign this year.

But last year’s numbers were higher: $ 116 million raised, and 969,188 participants.

“We’re realistic and, like any organization, are aware that there will be some years that are stronger than others in terms of participation,” said a Movember spokesperson in an email to Time.com. “However, our community has funded more than 800 programs that are making a tangible difference for men’s health.”

Canada has had the most financial contributions this year, more than $ 18 million. The U.S. had the most registrants, 166,034.

Two notable contributions that Movember funding made possible this year a new genetic test available to high-risk prostate cancer patients, and True NTH, an investment of nearly $ 40 million to improve quality of life for men with prostate cancer.

To date, Movember has raised more than $ 600 million and had more than five million participants since its inception 11 years ago.

mengel@nydailynews.com


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