The Quinnipiac community has a challenge: to “change the face of men’s health” during Delta Tau Delta’s second annual Movember event, according to their official Facebook page.
Movember is a fundraiser in which men grow a “mo,” or moustache in November to raise awareness for testicular and prostate cancer.
During the month, donations can be made online to each Delt brother individually through their “Mo Space.”
The money goes to the Movember Foundation, which gives it to the Livestrong Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Delt Philanthropy Chair Jason Milde said.
Last year, the organization raised $2,000 and the fraternity’s goal for this year is to double that.
“We are going to be able to do that for sure,” Milde said.
As of Nov. 10, Delt has raised $3,773.
Movember is one of two philanthropies the fraternity is involved with, a philanthropy that is not mandated by the national Delt organization.
“It shows our ambition and dedication to going above and beyond,” Brown said. “It’s a good cause; it will benefit the campus and it will benefit prostate cancer.”
Donations can be made until Dec. 3 at the Mo Party, an end-of-the-month celebration in Burt Kahn Court from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Mo Party will have attractions like a mechanical bull, raffles and “Pelt a Delt” with balloons filled with shaving cream. Voted Most Random will perform with a full electric set at 6:30 p.m.
“It’s a celebration of a month’s hard work,” Delt President Neil Brown said. “It is going to be a great time.”
Delt Internal Vice President Ryan McAssey said the event gives the fraternity the ability to involve the entire campus.
“We like to see people get involved,” McAssey said.
Participant Mike Ferretti, a sophomore film, video and interactive media major, has cancer survivors in his family, and is thankful for the research.
“I am a strong advocate of cancer awareness,” Ferretti said. “I am gladly growing out my mo to help make a difference.”
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