Greek Life Students Raise More Than $1,600 for Cancer

Students in Greek Life raised $1,630 for men’s cancer research and mental health during the month of November.

Greek Life staff headed the event, “Greeks Get Fit for Movember.” It was arranged by working with The Movember Foundation, an organization that strives to educate and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

The Movember Foundation invests their funds in research and health services that will result in new tests and treatments to better diagnose diseases such as prostate cancer. They hope to use their resources to better understand why some men relapse and others do not. In addition to this research, they develop community-level prevention programs to improve mental health for men and boys to stay healthy.

By growing a mustache or pledging to exercise daily throughout November, 32 Greek students participated in the Movember event. Participants were encouraged to use the Student Recreation Center, as prizes were awarded to those who utilized the facilities. Overall, students moved 27.5 miles and walked 785,556 steps.

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