A penny shaved

Nov. 21, 2019 | A handful of our students and faculty have shelved their razors in honour of Movember.

With October marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month and November serving to raise awareness of men's health issues, our prefects decided to take action throughout this month to raise money for cancer research. Part of this campaign involved some of our follically favoured community members growing moustaches. So far, their Movember fundraiser has raised $110 toward their goal of $1000, with each participant donating $10 for the privilege of growing a 'stache. Asked about the responses they've received regarding their facial flourishes, students noted that it's been a mixed bag. "I've heard some positive things, I've heard some negative things, but it's all worth it for a good cause," expressed Philippe. Aidan shared the sentiment, adding, "our girlfriends are keen for the month to be over!"

The Movember fundraiser isn't the only source of fundraising for the project as prefects are again organizing head shavings and hair donations. Our first volunteer will be shaving their head tomorrow, so keep an eye on our feeds for more coverage of this great student initiative!

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.