NDP MP Matthew Dube launches his party's Movember campaign by shaving colleague Peter Soffer's moustache in the House of Commons foyer on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, November 1, 2012. For the second year in a row, Canadians participating in the Movember campaign for prostate cancer research have raised more money than people in any other country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
TORONTO - For the second year in a row, Canadians participating in the Movember campaign for prostate cancer research have raised more money than people in any other country.
The sixth annual event, which drew to a close last Friday, has so far raised more than $37 million for men's health initiatives.
In all, 247,066 Canadians took part in raising funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer Canada.
Movember is a month-long fundraising campaign where men start the month of November with a clean-shaven face, then grow their moustaches throughout the month.
The goal is to raise money and start conversations about prostate cancer and men's health issues.
Since its inception as a global charity event in 2004, more than 1.1 million participants have raised more $200 million for the cause.