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Lax Mustache Madness Beginning Has Utah Ties

Lax Stache MadnessAcross the country, the month of November has become known as ‘No Shave November’ in a unique way to raise money for cancer awareness. The goal of No Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Participants usually donate the money they would have spent on shaving and grooming for a month to a cancer foundation of their choosing.
In the lacrosse community, No Shave November has been taken a step further. In its 5th year, Lax Stache Madness continues to help raise money for cancer research, but the genesis of the event has Utah ties. In the Fall of 2009, while at Virginia, Ken Clausen and Todd Faiella, currently a Park City resident, along with Rebecca Vozzo, an athletic trainer at UVA, came up with the idea for ‘Lax Stache Madness’ or ‘Lacrosse Mustache Madness’. It’s essentially the same concept as No Shave November, but focuses on mustaches. The benefits also go to a lacrosse specific cancer charity, the HEADstrong Foundation.
Since it’s inception, Lax Stache Madness has raise more than $300,000 for cancer research. The 2013 version will have two divisions. A Mustache Division for people 17+ and a Stubble Division for 10 to 17-year-olds with parental permission.
If you’re interested in growing a ‘stache and contributing to the cause, Faiella has setup a group specifically for Utahns in the Stubble Divsion. Whoever raises the most amount of money in the group will win a free NRG camp and a VIP dinner with Ken Clausen. Head over to the NRG Lacrosse page to donate today.
You can learn more about Lax Stache Madness at their website: http://laxstachemadness.com/

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