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Public Health sponsors Dash for the Stache 5K

Students from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ Public Health Association drew on their best mustaches for the inaugural Dash for the Stache 5K on Saturday, November 2.


The event was created to combat the social stigmas surrounding men’s health and to promote the global charity, Movember.  Movember is a month-long event occurring every November that encourages men to put down their razors and grow a mustache. The idea behind the mustache is that they will have an instant conversation starter to initiate conversations about men’s health issues.


“I think it’s important that we get the message out there that men need to take care of themselves,” said first-year public health student, Sam Elzay, as he addressed the participants before the start of the race. “Men can be stubborn and reluctant to go to the doctor, but many health issues can be addressed with preventative care.”


The course, which led participants through Campbell’s beautiful cross country trails, featured facts about men’s health and reminders to be proactive about health awareness. The Public Health Association plans on making the Dash for the Stache 5K an annual event and is already planning for next November’s race. To see more pictures from the race, visit the Public Health program’s Facebook page.

 

Photo; Race particpants pose with their mustaches before the start of the race.