Nathan Bhatia

Isaac Dorner(10) and Ahmed Alghamdi(10) playing foosball on the tables dedicated to movember

Every year the month of November is dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

Movember started back in 2003 when two friends Travis Garone and Luke Slattery decided to talk their mates into growing a moustache. They were inspired by their friends mother who was campaigning for breast cancer, so they decided to make their campaign about men’s health and prostate cancer.

At St. George’s grade 11s and 12s are allowed to grow mustaches to help raise awareness. 34 members at St. George’s helped raise money and 7 staff and student donated over $100 dollar towards the foundation including Thomas Landolt($101), Mr. Paul Workman($121), Griffin Smith($121), Andrew Day($141), Koshi Hayward($271), Matteo Aquilini($276), and Mr. Mike Stiles($691).

Foosball tables were placed in the lower great hall to help raise awareness.

“In honour of Movember, we are going to be adding foosball tables to the great hall. The idea being that during your break times you are welcome to grab a partner and challenge some friends or teachers to a game,” Mr. Kern said.

On Wednesday November 30th fake mustaches were sold at the front entrance of the school. All the funds collected were donated to support Movember.

In 2015 Canada helped raise $17.5 million towards the movember foundation. The movember community has raised $559 million to date.