Georgetown MBAs Leading in "Movember" Fundraising for Men's Cancers
November 17, 2011
Georgetown’s MBA Team Currently Leading Other Business Schools Globally; Seeking to Rank in Top 25 of All Fundraisers
November has been declared “Movember” at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with more than 60 students, faculty, and staff participating in the international cause to raise money for men’s health.
Currently, the team organized by Georgetown MBA students is leading its other business school peers in donations, having exceeded their $10,000 goal by mid-November. They also are 34th among all teams – including corporate teams – for funds raised, and their new goal is to be in the top 25 in the country at the end of the month.
The men who are participating in Movember – including Georgetown McDonough Dean David Thomas – started November clean shaven and then committed to growing and grooming a mustache for the rest of the month to bring awareness to prostate and other cancers that affect men.
These men, and the women who also are supporting the cause, then seek sponsorship for their efforts. All donations are directed to programs run through Movember and their men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG, to fund survivorship initiatives, awareness and education, prostate cancer research, and reforms to men’s health. The global Movember campaign raised more than $80 million last year.
To support the Georgetown MBA team, visit http://us.movember.com/donate/team-details/id/256512/searchTerm/georgetown+mba. To learn more about the Movember global movement, visit http://us.movember.com.