DCU Cancer Society is running a Movember campaign throughout the month of November to help raise awareness for testicular cancer.
The campaign is called “Moustache You a Question” and involves 15 men who have signed up to the campaign where they will not shave for the whole month in an effort to raise funds. The lads’ progress will be followed during the month on the societies Facebook page.
The society says that they have a range of events planned for the month including a scavenger hunt with DCU Rag society and a moustache party at the end of the month with the winner of the “Best Moustache” being announced.
The campaign follows a number of successful campaigns run by the society in helping to raise awareness and funds for various cancer charities.
Last month, DCU Cancer Soc ran a Breast Cancer awareness campaign which involved the Bros Of Tralee competition which went on to make €600 for their chosen charity. They also turned the DCU sign pink which got them major exposure as they were featured on the Irish Cancer Society’s Website.
The society was set up last May following the success of the Relay for Life event which has helped to raise funds for research into eliminating cancer in Ireland.
Speaking to the College View, the society’s chairperson, Stephanie Byrne, explained that since May, the society has “gone from strength to strength” thanks to these campaigns.
She spoke of how people have opened up to her about their experiences which has given the society the “extra motivation to be as good as they can possibly be”. She also encourages people to check themselves regularly.
“If our campaigns encourage even one person in DCU to go get themselves checked then it’s a huge success for us.”