SHS Mo Squad Raises $1,200 Before a Fresh Shave

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 12/05/2012 - 01:24


Saline High School looks a little less like a 70s cop show now that “Movember” is over.

Saline High School’s “Mo Squad” raised more than $1,200 for men’s health issues during the month of November.

SHS staff members Nathan Bush, Tim Tomoszyk, William Elliot, Joshua Reeves, Juan Lauchu, Mike Karapas, Brian Heslop, Scott Marvin spent the month growing  their moustaches and twisting the arms of friends to donate on their Movember page. The Saline staff was joined by Nate Bush’s dad Geof and former SHS employee Ken Lupo.

Teacher Nate Bush was captain of the Mo Team once again. He raised $350.

Lauchu was credited with the most striking facial hair, growing a thick Magnum PI-like moustache and letting out the hair, too.

“If you’re going to go, go all out,” said Lauchu, who was also told he resembled Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back Kotter fame. “I’ve always wanted to see how far I could go with it, so it was fun.”

Bush said the mustaches caused turned heads and double takes.

“People laugh and make comments. That’s kind of the point of this. It’s a conversation starter and they ask what we’re doing this for,” Bush said. “And that’s when we can tell them about out fundraiser.”

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

The funds raised in the US support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that

For more information on the programs Movember funds, visit the following websites:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Awareness & Education
Global Action Plan

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