Dec 12, 2013 |
The smiles on the faces of faculty, staff and students at St. Bonaventure University are more noticeable this week.
In part because the men who grew moustaches during November to support the charity Movember have taken razors to their facial hair, but also because the SBU team, MoBonas, raised $6,400 to support men’s health.
The tally for the St. Bonaventure team members earned them 16th in the nation for fundraising on college campuses. The 1,300 college teams in the U.S. helped raise more than $930,000.
Some 178 members of the St. Bonaventure community grew or supported the growing of moustaches in partnership with Movember, which supports men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer. The goal during the 30-day campaign was for men to change their appearance — by growing a moustache — and attitudes men have toward their health.
The St. Bonaventure team raised funds this year in memory of Dr. Jeffrey Peterson, longtime chair of the Department of Finance who died of cancer in February.
Learn more about MoBonas and check out their ’staches at http://us.movember.com/team/1026573.
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