Fraternity Holds a 'Movember' to Remember
Members Grow Mustaches to Draw Awareness to Testicular Cancer
December 2, 2012
Movember Mustache Party prize winners were, from the left Ray Coomer, whose muttonchops was Best Mustache; Candace Pritchard, who took the Best Fake Mustache award; and Joshua Kincaid, whose portrayal of Giants pitcher Brian Wilson won Best Costume.
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity’s month-long promotion of testicular cancer awareness culminated Friday (Nov. 30) with its second annual Movember Mustache Party.
Movember is an international movement in which men intentionally grow their facial hair to place a spotlight on cancers that directly affect males.
While the Wilmington College fraternity raised several hundred dollars for testicular cancer research, Lambda Chi Alpha president Joshua Kincaid said the main goal is generating awareness for testicular cancer. Indeed, unlike many other cancers that primarily affect older persons, testicular cancer — alarmingly — has seemingly healthy boys and young men among its victims.
Kincaid said it’s a good cause and, with Movember, one in which they can have some fun in promoting.
“We’re men. We have facial hair and we grow it, even if it looks disgusting,” said Kincaid, who is sporting an Abe Lincoln-esque beard and won the party’s best costume award with his impression of the bearded San Francisco Giants pitcher, Brian Wilson.
But what now that Movember/November has run its course?
“I don’t plan on shaving anytime soon,” he said. “I’m going to get grizzly this winter.”
Well, maybe Kincaid’s mother will have something to say about that after he returns home later this week for WC’s month-long Christmas break.
Kincaid said their sponsorship of Movember events is part of Lambda Chi Alpha’s interest in community service and philanthropy.
Earlier this fall, the fraternity collected more than 1,000 pounds of canned goods and other nonperishable food items for Sugartree Ministries. It also regularly cleans a section of Rt. 73 in the Adopt-a-Highway program while members volunteer at Your Father’s Kitchen food pantry and at the Murphy Theatre.