Adam Garone is the CEO & co-founder of Movember, the annual world-wide charity movement dedicated to changing the face of men’s health- through the power of the moustache. To date, over 1.9 million moustaches have been grown and supported for Movember, raising more than $299 million to change the face of men’s health.
Movember began in 2003, when a few friends decided to bring the moustache back into fashion. They convinced 30 friends, including Adam, to grow a Mo (Aussie slang for moustache) for the 30 days of November.
Surprised by the amount of fun they had and the many conversations created by their Mo’s, Adam, Travis, Luke, and JC came together to make their Mo-growing an annual, official charitable endeavor by adding an important cause-prostate cancer. Inspired by what the women in their lives were doing for breast cancer, they felt that the moustache was the perfect hairy ribbon for men’s health. Movember has grown into the world’s largest non-government funder of prostate cancer research.
In 2008, Adam won the 22nd annual Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in Australia, and in 2009, he was awarded with the Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award by the Melbourne Business School.