Yesterday mustaches were the “norm” at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prevent Cancer staff members spent the afternoon at Men’s Health Day in Scott Lounge, educating attendees about cancer prevention and early detection and handing out “prevention goody bags” filled with sunglasses, lip balm, carabiners, pens and informational materials. Many “mobrothers” and “mosistas” stopped by to chat about the importance of taking care of yourself and knowing your family history.
Joined by Men’s Health Network, registered dietician Sarah Barge and Chamberlain College of Nursing, Prevent Cancer brought green signs with cancer prevention tips like “Move more, sit less,” “You have the power to change your eating habits” and “Don’t smoke.” Other organizations offered health diagnostics by nurses, dieticians and men’s health specialists and adhesive mustaches for a $5 donation toward cancer prevention.
Founded in 1823, Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of eleven accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. Students Christian Anderson and Winston Arthur organized Men’s Health Day to encourage their classmates to be proactive about their health.
We had a great time learning about Virginia Theological Seminary and all of the other organizations involved in Men’s Health Day. We were welcomed with open arms and a wonderful lunch. A big thank you to Christian, Winston and the Virginia Theological Seminary for having us and joining us in our vision to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!