FALCONS PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN MOVEMBER
Springfield, Mass. - Players from the Springfield Falcons are participating in "Movember," a month-long event in November that generates awareness of prostate cancer and other men's health issues.
Falcons players are growing mustaches and transforming themselves into walking billboards to raise conversation and elevate the level of understanding of the issues regarding men's health.
Fans may donate to Movember on behalf of the Falcons at MoBro.co/NickHolden1.
Click here for video of John Moore and Dr. John Santoro of Baystate Health's Emergency Medical Department discussing Movember and men's health.
The Falcons celebration of the event will come full circle on "Movember Night" sponsored by Baystate Health on Saturday, Nov. 24, when Springfield welcomes the Manchester Monarchs to the MassMutual Center at 7:00 p.m. The first 1,000 fans to pass through the doors will receive mustaches as part of the evening.
Movember began in Melbourne, Australia and has since become a worldwide event. Starting on Nov. 1, participating men begin with a clean, shaven face and grow their mustaches for the entire month. In 2011, 854,000 people became involved with the cause, raising $126.3 million US Dollars.