Movember contest raises awareness of testicular cancer

Movember Montage 2015The UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s “Men and Women of Movember” have done it again, raising more than $2,400 for prostate and testicular cancer research, landing in the nation’s Top 1,000 teams and having ‘staches of fun while they were at it.

“Our team was one of the Top 1,000 in the nation this year, at number 949,” said Dr. Alex Fox-Alvarez, a second-year small animal surgery resident and a Movember coordinator.

The 23-person team included faculty, residents, students and technicians, male and female, who participated in the 30-day mustache competition. Awards were presented Nov. 30 at a party held downtown at House of Beer in Gainesville with proceeds from beverages going toward the Movember cause.

This year’s top fundraising award went to veterinary student Geof Zann, who raised $790. Alvarez was voted this year’s “Man of Movember” and Lilian Oliveira, wife of Dr. Rob Giglio, a diagnostic imaging resident, was voted “Mrs. Movember.”

Funds raised will benefit prostate and testicular cancer research initiatives, but also mental health programs around the globe, Giglio said.

“A special thanks go to Dr. Fox-Alvarez and Matthew Parisi for organizing and nurturing Movember among us,” he said.







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