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Jaguars soccer team participates in Movember

Monday, November 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Jaguars soccer team to raise funds for prostate cancer awareness

 

The University of Houston-Victoria men's soccer team will help in the fight against prostate cancer during the month of November by participating in MOVEMBER. 

The players and coaches will be trying to grow mustaches during the month of November to help raise funds for research in the battle against one of the leading causes of death in men. Last year the team raised over $3,000 for the cause.

 

Here are some important facts about prostate cancer: 

Not counting some forms of skin cancer, prostate cancer in the United States is—

  • The most common cancer in men, no matter your race or ethnicity.
  • The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men.
  • The fourth most common cause of death from cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander men.
  • More common in African-American men compared to white men.
  • Less common in American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander men compared to white men.
  • More common in Hispanic men compared to non-Hispanic men.

 

You can make donations to the campaign or find out more information by going to http://us.movember.com/ and then clicking on donate. Search for the University of Houston-Victoria to go to the Jaguars home page. 

"This is a great way for our kids to get involved in the community and bring awareness to men's health problems," UHV head soccer coach Adrian Rigby

For more information on the campaign, contact Rigby at 361-485-4418 or UHV sports information specialist Paul Ebner at 361-485-4421.

 

 


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