Over the past six years, the University of Houston-Victoria men's soccer team has raised more than $11,000 for cancer research through the Movember Movement during the month of November.


This year the Jaguars raised just over $1,600 for the cause as they try to bring awareness to men's health issues, especially prostate cancer.


The group worked diligently for the cause and for cancer research as they attempted to grow their moustaches during November to help support the campaign. This year the team raised $1,636 in donations, bringing their six-year total to $11,065.


Stanley Smith toppd the players' fund-raising efforts with $176 in donations, while Brody Patience and Tyler Smith followed with $106 each.


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 still 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," said 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.