December 3, 2013 | Vol. 94, Ed. 283

Mustaches for a cause

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MERCER PUBLIC School faculty and staff who participated in a Movember fundraiser pose recently in Mercer, Wis. Movember, a global charity, aims to raise awareness and funds for men\'s health. Participants grow mustaches, or a "mo," and facial hair for the 30 days of November and become "walking, talking billboards" for men\'s health, according to Mercer participants included, from left, first row: Jerry Gross, Brian Baltz, Mark Benson, Zach Wilson and Josh Reed; second row: Tom Thompson, Vic Saeger, Dan Kiedrowski, Superintendent Erik Torkelson, Isaac Marcus, student John Klopatek, Grant Nelson and Bill Earl. The participants raised about $300 to donate to the cause. Movember supports world-class men\'s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer, according to its website.