Dekalb High School Athletics department to celebrate Movember to spread awareness for prostate cancer
Athletes around the world have always been working for humanitarian causes. In order to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other men related health issues, the athletics department of the Dekalb High School is running a movement for the noble cause.
In their efforts to make this planet a safer place for all, athletes have not only made financial contributions, but also played a significant role in spreading awareness among the masses. A similar attempt has been made by Dekalb High School.
The movement requires its followers to grow their facial hair throughout the month of November, it is known as the Movember movement. Gaining popularity, it requires men to leave their beards and mustaches unshaved.
Dan Jones, the Director Athletics at DHS, shared his resolve to be a part of a movement that endorses a healthier life for the common people.
He said that people in his social circle, both in and out of the school, were commenting on the transformation. He said that he himself was explaining to the people around as to why he was growing a full beard.
Besides awareness, the athletics department of the school also indulged in fundraising activities for patients with limited resources.
In this regard, the department also organized a charity volleyball contest, in which the staffers beat the high school seniors in a three match series.
Moreover, a laser tag match was also organized to collect funds for the campaign. Both the matches helped DHS in raising about $1000.
While commenting on their efforts, one of the intern assistants, Brian Argetsinger from Rochelle, said that he was proud of working on the idea.
He said, “I hope that it grows from here on out.” It was suggested that the fans and supporters of this movement see the photo gallery of the movement and the events organized under it on a local website.
The efforts made on part of the DHS are rather commendable. However, they are still at a preliminary stage.
They can raise awareness about the acute disease in their local community, provided that they involve more people in their efforts.