Men on campus participating in the annual moustache-growing initiative known as Movember will gather together at the University Club restaurant at noon on Monday and are inviting the rest of the campus community to participate in a fun contest to help support the cause.
For any sized donation, people can check out the variety of moustaches and cast a vote in two categories: the “Finest Mo Grow” and the “At Least You’re Trying” awards. Members from two campus teams – the Faculty of Mo and Mo Leddy – are vying for the awards.
Voters will have their name entered in a draw to win lunch for two at the University Club, two tickets to the School of Arts and Creative Innovation’s Festival of Christmas concert, or two tickets for an upcoming University Players production.
Movember is an annual event that asks men to grow their moustaches throughout November, while raising money for prostate cancer and mental health research. There are a number of Movember teams across campus and Faculty of Mo team captain Phil Graniero said this will be a great opportunity for them to get together.
“There are people right across campus taking part in Movember, but a lot of them don’t even know each other,” said Dr. Graniero, a professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences. “This will be a great chance for them to meet and share some social time, have some laughs, and help raise awareness for a great cause.”