Written by: Jesus Echezaretta
Jesus is a D2 and a member of MU ASDA’s Events Committee. Continue reading below to find out what future events are coming our way!
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” While we may not have Jack Nicholson chasing us down like a scene from The Shining, dental school may sometimes feel like its own scary movie. All work and no play in dental school can really take a toll on your mental and physical state.
Therefore, one of the things I love to tell people is “the best thing you can do for yourself in dental school is not be in the dental school”. It is important to find outlets to get out of the school, not worry about studying, and not be down in sim lab doing preps and never-ending lab work. While your individual classes may occasionally plan class events, ASDA events truly bring all four classes together.
The MU ASDA Events Committee works together to host multiple fun events throughout the year for our members to enjoy. One of my favorite memories from last year was ASDA’s Family Feud event. Members from all four classes were gathered at the Annex eating, drinking, and getting competitive with the Feud. If you ask anyone that was in attendance, I guarantee that they had the best time! With all of the stress that comes along with dental school, everyone deserves a break and the Events team wants to get you out to have fun with all the classes and get to forget about school for a little while. That being said, we’ve got something coming up *wink*wink*.
Who ever said you couldn’t have fun for a good cause? ASDA’s events committee is throwing Stache Bash on Friday, November 30th! The event will be at Red Rock Saloon this year. Your ticket will give you entry to our reserved room where we’ll have heavy appetizers and drinks for everyone followed by some drink specials. We will continue our annual Stache competition with prizes for our winners! Proceeds from Stache bash will be going to the Movember foundation. For those of you who don’t know about the Movember Foundation, they focus on testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. This year’s money donated will be going to three projects tackling these issues: TrueNTH, TrueNTH TESTICULAR CANCER, and GAP. TrueNTH is “a revolutionary project that helps men living with prostate cancer find better support and care – from the time of diagnosis, during treatment, and beyond.” TrueNTH TESTICULAR CANCER is “a website that gives men with testicular cancer a community to reach out to, the info they need, and the knowledge that no matter how hard it gets – they can get through the experience feeling better than before.” GAP is “an international research initiative tackling the toughest challenges in prostate and testicular cancer.”
We hope you’ll join the Events team this year at Stache Bash for a great cause and a bunch of fun!