Movember isn’t just an excuse to grow some awesome facial hair. For the UMass Lowell River Hawks, it’s also serious business.
The Hawks use the month as an opportunity to raise money and awareness toward the fight against neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that mostly affects children and infants. Last year, the team symbolically adopted a child fighting the disease. The child, whom the team called their “little brother,” attended practices and games with UMass Lowell.
It’s all part of a wider initiative to link college hockey teams with children fighting cancer, so check out a report about the River Hawks from NESN.com’s Alexandra Grace.