Nipissing University students are raising money and awareness for men’s health.
The school’s student union (NUSU), along with the Laker’s Men’s Volleyball team, are working together to bring light to prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
It’s part of the Movember campaign that has men around the world grow out their moustaches during November.
“As a team of young males, we feel it is important to get involved and do our part in raising money and spreading awareness of diseases and mental health of males,” said Mason Blais, Lakers men’s volleyball team captain.
According to Movember Canada, one in nine Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, while testicular cancer is the most prevalent cancer in men aged 15 to 35.
“Our goal as a group, along with our partnership with NUSU, is to raise money for research, spread awareness, and encourage others to get involved alongside us!” said Daniel Miller, Lakers Men’s Volleyball Team Assistant Coach.
This year’s campaign is virtual and the students are asking members of the North Bay community to join them in raising money. To donate to the NUSU Movember Team please go to https://moteam.co/nusu.
Mykayla King, NUSU VP Advocacy & Awareness said, “The effects of the pandemic on men’s mental health is really concerning. Social isolation has taken its toll and every donation, no matter how small, will help fund research and programs to help men who are struggling.”