By Katy Atherholt, November 20 2014 —
Movember is back, and there are mo fuzzy faces on campus than ever.
The Den is throwing a moustache party on Thursday, Nov. 27 to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Several Movember fundraising teams from the University of Calgary will celebrate their month of facial hair, grown to raise awareness for men’s health concerns.
Students’ Union science representative Taylor Woo, who is also a member of the Movember fundraising team “Science Behind the ‘Stache,” contacted the Den to organize the party.
“We just thought it was a great cause to get involved with,” Woo said.
According to SU vice-president student life Jonah Ardiel, Movember has previously taken place at the university with support from the SU.
“It engages a large number of students and has a great cause attached to it as well. All the proceeds go towards improving men’s health,” Ardiel said.
The Movember Foundation has worked to raise awareness and funds for men’s health since 2003. They focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.
Official campaigns run in 21 countries with an estimated four million moustaches grown. The foundation has raised $574 million to date and funded 832 projects.
Over $10 million has already been raised in Canada during this year’s Movember campaign.