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Leddy Movember teamThis team from the Leddy Library is one of many across the campus participating in the Movember effort. From left to right: Franco Magliaro, Giuseppe Bonasso, Daniel Edelstein, Joe Silvestri, Randy Laframboise, Dino Spagnuolo, Dave Yott and John Minos.

Movember campaign draws participation across campus

Facial hair isn’t the only thing that grows during the Movember campaign. According to Franco Magliaro, captain of a team at the Leddy Library, the annual effort to raise awareness and funds in support of men’s health issues also builds a sense of camaraderie.

“Joining in a team effort like this helps us get to know our colleagues around the library,” he said Thursday as members gathered for a “Before” photo. “Plus you get to see some funny moustaches.”

The annual event invites men to spend the month growing their moustaches and seeking sponsorships to benefit programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

Dan Edelstein, an academic data learning specialist, doesn’t hold out much hope for a luxuriant tea-strainer.

“I have to shave every day, but it never really fills in,” he said. “I’m expecting to produce a pretty sad moustache.”

Teams of faculty, staff and students across the campus are participating in the Movember effort. Learn more and make a contribution online through the Leddy team’s webpage.