Loyola growing mustaches to raise money, awareness for cancer research

The two-time defending NCAA champions are once again helping lead the effort to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.

Loyola recently announced it is participating in the annual Movember event by having players grow mustaches throughout November and online crowdsourcing for donations for cancer research.

The Movember Foundation has raised $650 million since starting in Australia in 2003. The foundation helps raise awareness and promote discussion about men’s health issues.


More than 719,000 worldwide Movember participants, known as Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, helped raise about $89 million last year.

The Loyola athletics department currently has 25 Mo Bros participating in Movemeber and has already raised $1,715 through online donations. It is also within the nation’s top 600 Movember groups for money raised so far during this annual event.

This is the fourth consecutive year the Ramblers have participated in Movember. Among the Mo Bros for Loyola includes middle attacker Owens McAndrews, a 2014 Freshmen All-American Team selection and a prostate cancer survivor while in high school.

To make a donation to the Ramblers Movember campaign or to view pictures of the players’ mustaches, click here.