Movember: Month of mighty Mos

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If you're interested in participating in Movember, go to to join the FSU team.

Like years past, the Fanshawe Student Union will be forming a team with Fanshawe students for this year’s Movember fundraising campaign.

Because registration for 2013 was poor, the FSU decided to focus on approaching students differently this year.

“We’re going to have tables in Forwell Hall the first week of November to sign up,” said administrative assistant Emma Zekveld. “I think we didn’t engage students personally enough last year and that’s why [we have the tables] … Hopefully our student engagement will increase the numbers.”

“I’m super excited about this year – I hope lots of people sign up.”

It costs $10 to register under the FSU, but it comes with goodies: A Movember T-shirt specially designed by the FSU; a “really good razor”; Movember bracelets and two tickets to Moustaches & Daisy Dukes pub night.

This is a different fundraising opportunity.

Second-year Police Foundations student has donated to in the past and thinks it’s a fun opportunity.

“Everybody knows what Movember is,” he said. “That’s what its job was, to raise awareness and then get funds for it. It’s an interesting and different way for people to participate in something and also raise money for a good cause.”

Movember London’s co-chair Jamie Sweetman says the reason it’s different is because participants are out in the community every year.

“It’s on everyone’s face,” he said. “It’s a fun thing for everyone. Growing a moustache, normally we wouldn’t be doing it because our wives would yell at us.”

“It garners a lot of attention. You can have those awkward conversations.”

Awkward conversations like encouraging men to get checked.

“We are more about the awareness,” Sweetman said. “It’s more about getting people out – people seeing the doctor, checking themselves.”

Movember isn’t just for men, however.

“Mo Sistas can always register at,” he said. “Some great ways to get a Mo Sista involved is to have those difficult conversations with the men in their lives … The general role of a Mo Sista is to support the Mo Bros.”

“In a lot of ways, Mo Sistas are more vital than Mo Bros. They get us up and out to the doctors, especially when we’re being stubborn.”

This year, the FSU will be awarding the participant who raises the most money – a minimum of $200 – with an iPad Mini.

At the time the paper went to print, there were 37 participants, which surpassed last year’s number.

Sign up details can be found at So go on, show us what you can grow and help kick prostate cancer in the mo.



Available to purchase at The Out Back Shack and Oasis in the month of November.


F Hallway, November 6 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Every Thursday in November, a donation will be made to Movember for every Build Your Own Poutine that is purchased at the Oasis.

MOUSTACHES & DAISY DUKES COUNTRY PUB Out Back Shack, November 20 – 9:30 p.m.

$5 tickets at the Biz Booth

19+ event, limited all ages with proper Fanshawe ID

$250 prize for best country outfits


Use #FStacheU to show your progress as you go from clean shaven baby face to mountain man.


Prizes will be given out for best Porn Star ‘Stache, Trucker ‘Stache and Connoisseur ‘Stache.


MUSIC AND MOUSTACHE NIGHT Norma Jean’s – November 8

CAPTURE THE FLAG Gibbons Park November 15 – 12 p.m.

For more information on Movember London, visit its Facebook page at or follow its Twitter handle @MoLdnOnt.