During “Movember,” BCHS male students are encouraged to donate $10 to not shave for the remainder of the month. The money raised will go towards “Movember” associated charities to help raise awareness for men’s health issues. On us.movember.com, “Movember” primarily stands for “tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, suicide prevention and mental health.”
According to us.movember.com, one in nine men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, testicular cancer is most common in young men and one man dies by suicide every minute of the day on global average.
The “Movember” movement works to improve the quality of life in these men and to take action against mental health issues. “It is important to raise awareness to these issues. Without the proper help and attention, these people will be on their own to fight for themselves,” said senior Wyatt Schrader.
Through raised funds and donations, participants in “Movember” grow out their facial hair all throughout the month of November. This year at BCHS, this same opportunity is being offered for both students and administrators alike. With the $10 donations, BCHS is hoping to raise money to go towards Ascension St. Vincent, which is a part of the country’s largest nonprofit Catholic healthcare system.
“Movember” at BCHS officially kicked off this past Thursday, November 7; however, students and administration are still encouraged to take part in this movement. All payments will be tracked through a Google document and can be given to principal Mr. Joe Hansen in his office or during lunch.
“For every dollar donated, I will contribute an additional 50 cents per dollar. For example, if 400 students participate I will be required to donate $200.00,” said Mr. Hansen. Students will have to be clean shaven upon returning to school after Thanksgiving break.
“I am excited to see where this movement can go. I like how the students can simply use their faces to be a part of something that is bigger than themselves,” said senior Bennett Rossetter.