Movember inspires doctors to shave for prostate cancer support

Inderbir Gill of the Keck School and Michele Gallucci of the Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri (not pictured) recently shaved their mustaches in support of men’s cancer research. (Photo: Dennis Miranda.)

By Amy E. Hamaker

Inderbir Gill, chairman and professor of the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology and founding executive director of the USC Institute of Urology, hasn’t been clean-shaven for 40 years. On Nov. 1, however, he lost his signature mustache in the name of charity as the Keck School of Medicine of USC launched its first team for Movember. 

Movember is a global men's health charity that engages men to grow and women to support growing a mustache during November each year. The goal is to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. The group raised $120 million last year. 

Gill’s mustache shaving was caught on film and footage can be viewed here. In addition, Michele Gallucci, a professor from the Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri in Rome, was present, and although he had not planned to shave off his mustache, he did so in support of the charity.

To donate to the Keck Team for Movember, click here.

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