Fake mustache event
Monday, November 18, 2013
Students Jacqueline Seddon, Rockford, Ill., (left) and Troy Bjerkness, Sauk Rapids, staff a Movember kiosk in Atwood Memorial Center.
Students Jacqueline Seddon, Rockford, Ill., and Troy Bjerkness, Sauk Rapids, are leading an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for persons wearing a fake mustache.
The attempt will happen at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center following the Nov. 23 men's Husky Hockey game. The mustaches will draw attention to the men's health issues, in particular prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
St. Cloud State is offering a $5 discount to persons with real or fake mustaches who purchase Huskies vs. Colorado College tickets Nov. 23 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center ticket office.
Participants are asked to gather at the Zamboni entrance to McDonald Rink. Organizers will distribute small, adhesive mustaches.
If 4,000 hockey fans wear the fake mustaches, it would break the record, which is in the low 2,000s, Bjerkness said.
Berkness is a community health major. Seddon is graduate student in the school counseling program.
This and other Movember events on campus are part of an international movement. The mustache (mustache + November = Movember) is the movement's symbol. The movement, guided by the Movember Foundation, seeks to "change the face of men's health."
Other Movember events on campus:
- Nov. 18 Men's Health Fair, main floor, Atwood Memorial Center
- Nov. 20 Facial Hair Fiasco, Theatre/Lounge, Atwood Memorial Center
- Nov. 23 Walk for the 'Stache, Halenbeck Hall fieldhouse
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