Local 1285 fire fighters raised the money by selling T-shirts throughout November. To call attention to the cause, many members also grew mustaches. “I am so proud of how dedicated our members were throughout this fundraising and awareness campaign,” says Local 1285 President Scott Johnson.
Las Vegas fire fighters presented U.S. Movember Foundation Director Mark Hedstrom with the check on December 11 when he came to the city to personally thank the fire fighters for their efforts.
The Movember Foundation, through its annual awareness campaign, aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. In addition to annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.