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Group Raises Funds for Men's Health

Ann Arbor, MI — December 11, 2014 — A group of 30 men that includes residents and students at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry has been lauded for their efforts to raise awareness about men’s physical and mental health issues.

Led by third-year periodontics resident Dr. Steven Davis, the group has raised nearly $700 as a part of “Movember,” a combination of the word “moustache” and “November.”  Collectively, U.S. dental schools have raised approximately $5,000.

Davis said when November began, “the men were clean shaven, but they grew and groomed their moustaches to spark conversations about the reasons for their ‘change of face’ and then asked friends and colleagues to make a donation.”  The local effort was part of an international initiative to bring greater awareness about important health issues facing men, including prostate and testicular cancer and depression.