Joe Cinosky and Swarm staff members showcase their Mo's
Saint Paul, Minn. - During the Minnesota Swarm’s first training camp session this past weekend, several players carried some additional weight when they hit the floor.
And thankfully for coach Mike Lines, the extra weight his players had put on wasn’t due them being out of shape, but rather was the result of weeks spent growing out mustaches to raise awareness for Movember.
Led by Mo Bro captain Joe Cinosky, the Swarm’s Movember team comprised of players, coaches, staff members and fans raised a total of $2,410 last month in support of research programs that focus on prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
“I’d like to send a huge thank you to everyone who supported us by donating money,” Cinosky said. “It all goes a long way. Hopefully, next year we will have even bigger and better mustaches.”
Swarm players and coaches that sported Mo’s for Movember included: Ryan Benesch, Jamie Shewchuk, Noah Talbot, Andrew Suitor, Jordan MacIntosh, Todd Baxter and Aime Caines.
“I wanted to join the fight against cancer,” Benesch said. “Cancer is something that we need to beat. My grandfather died of cancer and it’s just one of those diseases that you never want anyone to have.”
On Saturday, Dec. 3, Movember will conclude with a Gala at Nomad Pub in Minneapolis. The night will feature contests, entertainment and, of course, shaving off the Mo's. Swarm mascot Buzz will also be in attendance from 9 to 10 p.m.
Help us raise awareness for men's health by joining our Movember fundraising team! Not only will you be able to be involved in Movember events, the Swarm will be giving out prizes to our three fans who raise the most money! Plus, Movember gives out prizes of their own to fundraisers for a variety of individual and team fundraising efforts. On Saturday, December 3rd, Movember will conclude with a Gala at Nomad Pub in Minneapolis. The night is filled with contests, entertainment and, of course, shaving off the mo's.
Click here to join our team at Movember.com.
Keep checking back here for more pictures, videos and updates of our Swarm Team's mo's and fundraising efforts!
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. The funds raised in the US support prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.
Check out the events happening around Minneapolis/St. Paul this fall to help support Movember!
On Thursday nights in November G.B. Leighton's Pickle Park will be hosting Movember parties. Details to come!