GE Aviation and South Central Medical host Movember event - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

GE Aviation and South Central Medical host Movember event

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Meridian's Bonnie Blue Dulaney crowned Miss Hospitality

    Meridian's Bonnie Blue Dulaney crowned Miss Hospitality

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:42:42 GMT
    A Senior Mississippi State University biochemistry major from Meridian has been crowned Mississippi's Miss Hospitality for 2014. Bonnie Blue Dulaney, 21, won the Miss Hospitality Pageant in HattiesburgMore >>
    A Senior Mississippi State University biochemistry major from Meridian has been crowned Mississippi's Miss Hospitality for 2014.More >>
  • Sex allegations lead to investigation at PACE Head Start

    Sex allegations lead to investigation at PACE Head Start

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:52:45 GMT
    An interim agency will take over operations of the Forrest County PACE Head Start Program due to the failure of properly reporting sexual abuse allegations. The Administration for Children and FamiliesMore >>
    An interim agency will take over operations of the Forrest County PACE Head Start Program due to the failure of properly reporting sexual abuse allegations.More >>
  • Victim of Jackson gang rape sends warning to metro area women

    Victim of Jackson gang rape sends warning to metro area women

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
    The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
    The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off.  And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again."
    More >>
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Throughout the month of November, GE Aviation and Southern Central Regional Medical Center have "faced off" in a "Movemeber" event to see which company could grow the best moustaches.

Movember was enacted to shine a light on men's health issues ranging from testicular cancer to high cholesterol. Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee said "Movember" should spark change in men across the Pine Belt.

"It comes a part of your every day life and it's a lifestyle change, but it'll be good for us, it's good for us to be healthy so that we can be around for a long time," said Magee. "

"Testicular Cancer, prostate cancer, and mental health are big issues with men. If you're a man, get yourself checked for these things if you have a man in your life," said President of South Central Regional Medical Center's Doug Higginbothom.

A total of 64 men competed at the "Movember" event, while women sported fake moustaches to encourage men's health as well. Judge's named GE Aviation as winners of Movember 2013 on Monday.