October 31, 2010

Brown Men’s Hockey “Grows for Movember”

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown men's hockey team and staff will be growing moustaches throughout the month of November to help increase awareness for men's health, while raising funds for the Movember Foundation, a non-profit organization that runs the global men's health initiative, Movember.

Each year, Movember participants grow "Mo's" (Australian – where the movement began - slang for moustache), raising vital awareness and funds for men's health, specifically for cancers affecting men. Funds raised through the Movember's U.S. Campaign benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LiveSTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation.  

The PCF uses the money raised by Movember to fund research that is accelerating the discovery of better treatments and ultimately finding a cure for prostate cancer. LiveSTRONG uses the money raised by Movember to fund important programs to support young adults and their families battling and surviving cancer. 

The rules are simple: Register online at Movember.com and start the month of "Movember" clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for 30 days. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men's health; the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men.

In addition to the men's hockey team, several other teams at Brown have committed to participating, including basketball, crew, football, lacrosse, and soccer.

Join the Brown team at http://us.movember.com/mospace/596916. All donations can be made on-line from friends, family and yourself. Brown will also be collecting donations at athletic events, including Brown's home opening weekend against Quinnipiac and Princeton on November 5th and 6th.