Rush Set to Participate in Movember

Saskatchewan Rush

November 4, 2017 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Saskatchewan Rush

News Release

Saskatoon SK - It\'s time to let the facial hair grow. The Saskatchewan Rush are proud to be participating in Movember this November 2017, in support of mens health. From the Rush player roster, Tyler Carlson, Matt Hossack, Ryan Keenan, Ryan Dilks, Robert Church, Ben McIntosh, and Dan Taylor are participating. From the Rush office staff, Brandon Urban, Aaron Januario, and Kyle Holowaychuk are also participating.

Each gentleman will be growing, or attempting to grow, a moustache for the duration of this month. Weekly progress reports will be provided via Saskatchewan Rush social media platforms. Those who are interested in making a charitable donation to the Saskatchewan Rush Movember team, can do so here: https://moteam.co/saskatchewan-rush?mc=1

"It\'s an unbelievable cause, and something that a lot of guys want to be apart of no question. It\'s a movement that\'s gained a lot of traction over the last few years, so to be able to come together as a team and take part is really cool. It\'s obviously very close to home for myself and the coach of our team, my Dad (Derek Keenan)." - Rush Forward Ryan Keenan

The Rush organization will also be selling $2 green moustache stickers at the Champion\'s Cup rematch game on November 18th, with $1 going to the Movember Foundation.

About the Movember Foundation: The state of men\'s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That\'s one every minute.

The Movember Foundation is uniquely placed to address the crisis at a global level. We\'re funding ground-breaking programs all over the world, engaging with men where they are, to understand what works best, to help make change happen sooner. Our goals are big, but the impact of doing nothing is bigger. We need to act.

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