In late January, Director of Career Services, Kurtis Karn, and Students Accounts Representative, Brian Murphy, were clean-shaven professionals. But, over the course of a month, that all changed. The two Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead staff members put away the razor for the entire month of Februrary, growing out facial hair to raise money for cancer. It was all a part of the ‘Bros on Broadway’ event.
Started in 2009, ‘Bros on Broadway’ is a month-long fundraiser to help bring education and awareness of prostate cancer and men’s health.
The event takes place in ‘Fe-Bro-Hairy’, and each year both men and women band together to raise funds individually or in teams. For Karn, the cause hits close to home. His father was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2007. He has been a part of the fundraiser ever since it’s inception four years ago.
“It’s grown so much from when we first started it up,” Karn said. “It’s obviously important for me with my dad’s history prostate cancer.”
Together, Murphy and Karn raised $600 as a part of ‘Team MSB ‘.
On March 1st, at the Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo, hundred of men and women congregated to show off their facial hair (the women’s facial hair was painted on or attached with glue). The event raised over $30,000, with all proceeds going to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.