Iowa Wesleyan men abandon their razors to raise health issues awareness

Written by on November 13, 2012 in News

Several Iowa Wesleyan College students are sporting a new look these days. These men abandoned their razors as of November 1 as part of a campus Movember initiative. The international event raises money and awareness for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer.

The local Movember campaign will be featured at the Iowa Wesleyan men’s basketball game on Tuesday, November 13.

Donations will be accepted at the basketball game. In addition, students will have a table at the arena entrance with wristbands, posters and fake mustaches for sale. This group will also be sharing information at half time about their group and how the public can get involved in the Movember movement. A portion of the proceeds from the concession stand that night will go to the fundraising effort.

The funds raised in the US support prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG.

Since its beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Movember has grown to become a global movement inspiring more than 1.1 million people to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland.
The goal of the Movember movement is to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.

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