HEMPSTEAD, NY-- Mustache madness has spread to the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and it's expected to last 30 days.
Beginning Nov. 1, School of Medicine students and faculty members have been growing and grooming mustaches for "Movember,” an initiative started by the Movember Foundation that challenges men to sport mustaches (no goatees or beards) during the month of November to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men's health programs.
Women can get involved too by wearing fake mustaches and taking profile photos that can be posted to the official Movember page as well as to social media sites (like Facebook) to raise awareness and donations.
A fundraising competition, Movember features the White Coat Mustache Challenge, which pits participant medical schools against each other to see which institution can raise the most money for the cause. In addition to Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, contenders include Wayne State University School of Medicine, Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Tulane School of Medicine.
In its sixth year, Movember has inspired the growth of more than 4 million mustaches worldwide in support of men health initiatives.
If you would like to support our School of Medicine team with a donation, view real-time challenge totals or learn more information about Movember, go to White Coat Mustache Challenge.