Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2023 Raises More Than $9,000 for Men’s Health

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine class of 2023 at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie and Tampa Bay Regional campuses brought out their mustaches as they participated in the month long Movember fundraising campaign.

Held every November, the organization that began in 2003 in Australia has become the leading charity for men’s health, with the goal of reducing the number of men dying prematurely by 25 percent by the year 2030. The Big Moustache on Campus competition aims to continue the efforts in the United States as college students participate in a fun and competitive way for the cause.

The first-year D.O. students got involved as they took to social media, where they posted photos with grown-out or fake mustaches, followed with a caption that included statistics and facts covering the main issues affecting men, such as mental health, suicide prevention, and testicular and prostate cancer. Through social media, contests, and support from the KPCOM Student Government Association, the college raised $9,224, ranking 16 out of 733 university teams and first in Florida.