Nov. 1, 2012
CHICAGO - The Loyola University Chicago athletics department is excited to announce that members of its sports teams, along with members of the athletics department staff, will be participating in "Movember" throughout this month.
The goal of "Movember" is to raise awareness and funds for men's health and prostate cancer research. Since its beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, more than 1.9 million men have grown mustaches throughout the month of November. These participants, known as Mo Bros, help raise awareness and prompt conversation about the often-ignored issue of men's health. The women in their lives, fittingly known as Mo Sistas, support them throughout the month. In 2011, 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas worldwide raised $126.3 million.
The Loyola movement was spearheaded by the men's volleyball team in support of Owen McAndrews. McAndrews, a freshman from Avon Lake, Ohio, was diagnosed with testicular cancer well over a year ago. He cannot say enough about how much it means to see not only his teammates, but also the entire Loyola Athletics family supporting such a worthy cause.
"It's awesome that both the men's volleyball team and the athletics department are participating, it really means a lot," said McAndrews. "I was diagnosed over a year ago, but to see people still supporting not only me, but others who have dealt with cancer is really special. It says a lot about the atmosphere and attitude of Loyola Athletics. It really is a family."
To see photos of the Rambler athletes and athletics department staff who are participating, or to donate to the cause, please visit the Loyola Athletics Movember page at http://us.movember.com/team/650653