Well it’s that time of year again! To all you Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, take up the challenge for raising awareness and funds during Movember, a cause dedicated to Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, and mental health & suicide prevention. More specifically Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths.
Movember started all the back in 2003 in Australia with 30 moustaches. Now, Movember is a world wide initiative with more than 5 million moustaches! You can read more about Movember’s story here: https://ca.movember.com/about/history
StFX is getting involved too and you can join! The first “X Talks”, which is a series of presentations, will be focused on Men’s Health. You can fill out an application to be a presenter or you can just go and watch! Here is a link for more info: http://www.theu.ca/news/2016/10/31/x-talks-application
Tonight (Friday) The Inn is hosting “Stache Country” in support of Movember! This is pretty much your classic Country Night with men’s faces covered in fresh peach fuzz! You can find out more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/909921649143519/
There are many different things you can do to support Movember, even if you don’t grow facial hair! You can Take The Move Challenge by getting physically active and raise funds for men’s health and you can also Host an Event to raise funds! You can easily sign up and check out more details here: https://ca.movember.com/get-involved/on-campus
This is truly an amazing cause to fight for! As a house or a group of friends, challenge each other to grow your staches out, raise funds (house charity!), and raise awareness! Perform a house-wide profile picture change with a moustache on a stick, as easy and fun like that!
We hope to see more facial hair every single day this month!