TAMPA - Lacrosse is big up north, but so is Movember.
Movember is the reason sophomore Mike Tyrrell and freshman Matt Peter are sporting manly mustaches.
"It's a way for men to raise money for male cancers such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer," Tyrrell said.
Through the entire month of November, men grow their facial hair and raise money to battle cancer.
Tyrrell thought his teammates at the University of Tampa could join the cause, and Peter was happy to help.
"I myself actually had a scare with it, where they told me they were 99.9% sure I had testicular cancer," Peter said. "Luckily I didn't, but it gave me a scare and made me realize that it can happen to anyone."
The team set up a link through Movember that allows you to donate. Tyrrell also dyed his mustache to get more people talking on campus about the cause.
"I needed something dramatic that people would look at and go 'is that real' and I go yeah, and I'm actually growing it to raise money for cancer," Tyrrell said.
Besides fighting cancer, Tyrrell and Peter say the cause has helped their team bond.
"They become a little closer, cause they can make cracks about guys mustaches, and guys that can't grow as much facial hair," Tyrrell said.
You can still donate money to the cause. For more information, go to: http://www.movember.com/m/2094952
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