By Chantilly Post
MOvember’s MOs Wanted kicked off its month-long awareness campaign at Humber College focusing on men’s health issues, including prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
November is air marked as the month to raise awareness and spark conversation about serious men’s health issues.
Men are encouraged to grow their mustache and raise funds throughout the month towards cancer research.
Thursday’s event at the Concourse provided shaving stations, pin the MO, cupcakes and cookies to raise donations and a live performance.
Garrett Olson, who performed solo from his band Garrett Olson and the Forty Ninth Parallel, was happy to be a part of a cause that spreads important social awareness.
“I think everybody knows somebody, at least indirectly, who has had (cancer),” Olson said. ‘It’s such a big (issue) in our society, so it’s great to have events like these to raise money.”
The launch party is a preview of what to expect at MOvember’s MOs Wanted main event happening Nov. 27 at the Cadillac Lounge on Queen Street, near Dufferin Street.
“We want people to know about the (main) event, come down and support,” said Angely Dini-Sanatana, an Event Planning student at Humber.
The Movember Foundation has raised $574-million and funded more than 800 programs in 21 countries. These programs are helping to improve and save the lives of those men affected by cancer.
Head to Movember Canada and sign up yourself or a team to start raising money for your Movember mustache.