Revolution launches Movember campaign to support men’s cancer awareness
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will literally show its support for Movember’s vision “to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health” when the Revs grow mustaches as part of the charity’s annual November men’s cancer awareness campaign.
As part of MLS WORKS’ Soccer Kicks Cancer’s Movember 2013 campaign, a selection of Revolution players, executives, front office staff, its supporters groups and fans will join MLS WORKS to grow mustaches as members of the club’s Movember team. Friends, family and fans are encouraged to show their support for men’s cancer awareness by donating to the Revolution’s Movember team, or to individual’s campaigns.
The first four Revs players who have committed to growing mustaches to support Movember’s mission are Kevin Alston, Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe and Chris Tierney. Additionally, Revolution president Brian Bilello will grow a mustache for Movember, as well as many of the team’s male front office staff. The Midnight Riders and Rebellion, the team’s two supporters groups, have also committed to making mustaches de rigueur in November, and general fans are also encouraged to join the Revs’ team.
Information about joining the Revolution’s Movember team – or donating to the team or individuals on the team – is available at www.mobro.co/nerevolution.
The Revolution will recognize the highest fundraiser on its Movember team with a special prize, and all members of the Revolution’s Movember team will receive a complimentary Gillette gift bag for participating.
This will be the second year the Revolution participates in Movember. In 2013, the Revs have been directly affected by cancer, leading to the team’s increased dedication to Movember this year.
MLS is one of two North American professional sports leagues to form a league-wide partnership with Movember. Soccer Kicks Cancer is a League-wide initiative focused on raising awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment, and providing strength and hope in the fight against cancers affecting men, women and children.
The Revolution returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 27, when the team plays its 2013 regular-season finale against Columbus at Crew Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on TV by Comcast SportsNet and on the radio by 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2. Currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, the Revolution has a chance to secure its first postseason berth since 2009 with a win on Sunday, or through a combination of other results around the league this weekend.