Student athletes join Movember movement for men’s health
November 17, 2017
Some members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at
UW-Stout have donned fake moustaches in a real effort to raise money for the
American Cancer Society.
The committee, made up of 46 student athletes, is holding a
fundraising effort during November as part of the worldwide movement known as Movember.
Men grow moustaches and other facial hair to raise awareness about men’s health
issues, such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
The Movember Foundation hopes to reduce the number of men
dying prematurely by 25 percent by 2030.
The committee, made up of males and females, gathered for a
lighthearted photo recently at Johnson Fieldhouse, many of them wearing fake
moustaches, to promote the fundraiser.
Donations to the SAAC effort can be made here through Thursday, Nov.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
This is the fourth year of the SAAC fundraiser, with the
three previous years raising nearly $2,500.
Jared Allen, SAAC president, said it’s part of student
athletes recognizing the importance of doing the right thing and giving back to
“Community service teaches leadership and time management to our
student athletes. Serving others allows then to be servant leaders, which in
turn allows them to be leaders in the classroom, student organizations, their
respective teams and ultimately in the workplace upon graduation. You need to
be able to serve others before you can aspire to lead others,” said Allen, of
Maple Grove, Minn., a senior business administration major, with an emphasis in
sales and marketing.
Allen is a member of the Blue Devil football team.
The SAAC coordinates other student athlete volunteer efforts each
- Campus clean-up each
- Food pantry collection
drive each fall
- Kids Night Out for area
- 50-50 fundraisers at
games to benefit local charities
- Winter clothing drive for
Bridge to Hope
- Writing letters to
- Volunteering at area Special
- Volunteering at area retirement
of UW-Stout’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee promote their Movember
Bottom: Jared Allen, SAAC president and a Blue Devil football player.