Our motivation is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
November 29, 2016 By Dir., of Social Action, Bro. Dr. Mike Baslee
Men worldwide are facing a health crisis that is not being talked about. Our fathers, brothers, partners, and friends are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent. That’s why we’re taking action.
The No Shave November/Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness drive is one of the ways Sigma is making an effort. Initally led by the Western Region, the fundraiser has grown to international. This past drive we saw brothers around the world posting pictures of their hairy faces on social media along with encouraging messages regarding mens health and cancer prevention. These "Scruffy Sigmas" and other Greeks or Friends have brought a much needed spotlight to the situation.
Beyond just social media presence, several live events were held. The Kappa Delta Sigma chapter | Carson, CA led the way with their 2nd Annual Chip Pettiford Bowling fundraiser, as well as a pre and post "shave off" events at Hon. Bro Jeffrey Sneed's Mens Grooming Studio.
The main goal for the "Movember" event, however, is always fundraising. We have steadily grown in our presence in the national rankings of this grass root organization. We were a top 500 contributor this year and raised $4100.00, without counting the additional $1300.00 Kappa Delta Sigma Chapter raised separately. The drive is becoming an important part of the Sigma landscape and a key supporter of our Living Well Brother to Brother program. We have the support of members of the International Board and Brothers throughout the country. Look for big things in the years to come and our heartfelt thanks and love to all those who have been the driving force behind this effort.