Movember 5K brings awareness to men’s health

first_imgLinkedin TAGStext only Facebook ReddIt Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ Meg Hemmerle ReddIt Twitter + posts Twitter Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/center_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history LEAPS makes sites more relational LEAPS, Reading Frogs volunteer at Paschal High School Facebook Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU’s Interfraternity Council held its first annual Movember 5K on Sunday in Frog Alley to raise funds and bring awareness to men’s health.Movember Community Developer Doug Prusoff worked alongside Evan Konecky, the fraternity and sorority life coordinator and IFC adviser, to organize the event and encourage participants. “For us, Greek life is a great way to spread the message,” said Prusoff. “Particularly in the fraternity system, you have a lot of guys that typically aren’t talking and thinking about these issues but they do have that real commitment to the philanthropic effort. So you find ways to make it fun for them, like the 5K, and also the growing out the mustaches for the month of Movember.”  The Movember Foundation was founded in 2003 and is the only global organization that raises funds for men’s health and supports programs for prostate cancer, testicle cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Last fall, the IFC men made Movember their philanthropy and have been coming up with new ways to get the entire campus involved.“For me, it’s all about awareness, so as long as more people know what Movember stands for we’re making an impact,” said Konecky. “I just wanted to see everyone come out and have a good time and have a good race. I wanted a good turn out, which is what I think we have for our first race.”There were 256 registered runners signed up for the 5K, and all of them were considered winners. “I [got] to hand out medals and [I was] really excited to do that because everyone’s a winner today,” said Maddiy Reimer, a sophomore nursing major. “It’s not about competing today. It’s about supporting men’s health and participating in charity events.”Throughout November, IFC will be hosting more events to raise awareness for men’s health. For more information about IFC’s partnership with Movember, email Konecky. Previous articleSGA holds Outreach Day to interact with studentsNext articleMayor talks city improvements with TCU retirees Meg Hemmerle RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Zeta hosts Bright Pink workshop Meg Hemmerlehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/meg-hemmerle/ Greeks in the Streets looks to educate Greek chapters and strengthen Greek communitylast_img

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