With November winding to a close, the mustache-clad MBA Movember team at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is still dedicated to raising awareness and funding for men’s health. The group has more than doubled its original goal of $10,000 – collecting over $21,500 and placing it at the heels of the first-place team from London Business School (LBS) in the MBA Challenge.
In the next two days, the team hopes to close the $2,000 gap between Georgetown McDonough and LBS to finish the month in first place. Both schools are far ahead of third-ranked Wharton, which has raised just over $10,000 this month. Georgetown’s MBA team also is 25th overall among all U.S. teams
, trailing Campbell's Soup by about $1,000.
The 60 men 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.