Stache Dash looks to raise serious cash

Lifestyle Sports | Lifestyle
Mary Robertson (graphic)
Mary Robertson (graphic)

Even though the weather is starting to get a little chilly, it’s still plenty warm enough to get out and support a good cause. Especially if you get to show off your upper-lip warmer in the process.

The first annual Stache Dash is being held at 10:00 a.m. on November 22nd at the Interurban campus of Camosun College. Organized out of a project in a Sports and Fitness Leadership course, a group of 10 students at Camosun College, the run aims to raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer research.

“From what we have researched, there is not too much fundraising for testicular and prostate cancer research in Victoria right now,” said Stephanie Devonshire, a member of the team that is organizing the Stache Dash. Devonshire added that while there were other runs that aim to raise funds for cancer research in a broader sense, there were not as many with the specific goal of raising money for testicular and prostate cancer research.

The run itself is a five-kilometer run or walk to allow as many as possible to participate in the event as possible without the fear of an overly-strenuous marathon. The event is also open to individuals or groups as well.

Registration information and prices for individuals and groups can be found at