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.