Stiff upper lips for CANSA

19 November 2010 | Story by Newsroom

ICTS staffersHair awareness: ICTS staffers having fun on Mo Day were (from left) Arlene Hanmer, Joann Julius, Steff Hughes, Charmaine van der Merwe, and Faith Beta.

Gender-bending drag kings were the hot topic at UCT's Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) when the department proclaimed 19 November Mo Day in support of the CANSA Movember charity drive.

CANSA calls on men to grow moustaches - the sillier the better - in November to raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. But women at ICTS refused to be left out. Not only did they don fake moustaches for the day, they also dressed like men, and acted like them too.

Some even adopted male names for the day.

The brainchild of the ICTS Training and Communications team, Mo Day raised funds for CANSA, and will extend in spirit to next week, when the department will host a talk by a CANSA representative on male cancer, and Pathcare will visit to offer blood tests to the men. The tests cost R70 per person, which is redeemable from Discovery Health as long as the screening benefit hasn't already been used up.

For more information on the CANSA awareness and charity drive, go to the movember website.

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