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Laurentian student wins $2,500 Movember award

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By Oliver Wilmot

Drew Bursey, a fourth year Outdoor Adventure Leadership student at Laurentian University, is this year’s recipient of the Harley Davidson Scholarship, an award presented to a Mo-leader from Movember Canada.

This $2500 award is given to a student who raises funds and awareness about men’s health during the month of November.

Specific requirements include having recruits for the cause, joining the Mospace community (an online resource that allows members of the Mo-community to network) and raising awareness for the Movember campaign.

Movember is a way for members of the community to raise awareness about specific forms of cancer that affect men such as testicular and prostate cancer.Β  When one sports a mo (a moustache) it continues the growth of the Movember campaign, allowing many to network and create a community that supports and funds cancer research.

Men and women who participate in Movember activities are referred to as Mo Bros and Mo Sistas (respectively). One does not need to have facial hair to assist.

Bursey applied for the scholarship after he was informed about it from fellow Mo bro Joseph McGiven. Bursey then went on to recruit members for his Mo-team. In addition to this he has also posted multiple videos on his Mo-space including his challenge to his supporters.

Bursey has promised that should he raise $25,000 he will remove the hair from his arms, legs and stomach. Along with that, Bursey has put up images that show the growth of his facial hair as the month progresses.

“It feels good to be the team captain advocating for Movember,” said Bursey.