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  • Norristown Area High School Cancer Awareness Club donates moustache-contest money to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

    Published: 07/01/2014


    From the Times Herald:

    As the popularity of the moustache rekindles throughout the country, Norristown Area High School (NAHS) students, staff and faculty took advantage of the fact to help benefit local community members suffering from cancer.

    Early in June NAHS’s Cancer Awareness Club (CAC) presented a $1,000 check to Marc Schaller, director Einstein Medical Center Montgomery’s Cancer Center. CAC Advisor and NAHS teacher Neil Schafer presented the check.

    The money was raised through the club’s moustache growing contest held in November as part of Movember Prostate Awareness Month and will be used by the cancer center to purchase iPads that patients can use to check emails or play games while receiving their treatments.

    More than 20 NAHS teachers participated by growing out their whiskers for the entire month including Jason Bentman, Ed Paluszka, Derek Hartman, Neil Schafer, Brian Hood, James Troutman, Charles Brenner, Brian Muller, Matt Field, Bill Norman, Kyle Corcoran, Bill McKown, EJ Smith, Mark Roche, Bob Street, Tom Pierantozzi, Mike Young, James Baker, Carl Shrader and George Courides.

    The moustaches were documented with before and after photos with strict no-beard and -goatee guidelines. Students then paid $.50 to vote on their favorite upper lip decoration.

    Pierantozzi’s moustache gathered 28 percent of the student vote and won the contest. In total the club raised $1,500.

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