Pharmacy students compete to raise money for Movember at Mr. Pharmacy 2015
November 18, 2015
The Alberta Pharmacy Students' Association invites you to join them on Saturday, November 28th for their annual mock male beauty pageant in support of Movember Canada. Eight bold pharmacy students will showcase their talents and compete for the coveted title of Mr. Pharmacy.
According to Aliaksandr Savin, second-year pharmacy student and event organizer, one of the goals behind Mr. Pharmacy is “to highlight the important impact pharmacists can make in promoting health advocacy and awareness.”
“Mr. Pharmacy is not only about raising money during Movember,” says Savin. “It’s also a great opportunity to raise awareness for men’s health and showcase the vital role pharmacists play in the health-care system and patient care.”
Now in its sixth year, Mr. Pharmacy is an opportunity for pharmacy students, alumni and faculty to come together in a fun evening for an important cause. And it’s not just an APSA event; Savin says all U of A students and the public are welcome.
“It’s a great opportunity to showcase our profession in a fun way, and we hope students from across campus will support the event,” says Savin. “Participants will need to be creative, but also draw from what they’ve learned in class to demonstrate their professionalism and empathy.”
In the past five years, pharmacy students have raised over $50,000. This year’s goal is set at $20,000.
The event takes place at the Myer Horowitz Theatre in the Students’ Union Building on Saturday November 28, starting at 6:00 pm. All proceeds from the event go to support Movember Canada.